New Year’s Eve Fire in Downtown Macon

A New Year’s Eve fire in downtown Macon left a business damaged along with apartments above. The Macon Fire Department responded to the building on fire at 118 N. Rollins Street just before 9PM on Thursday. The fire was brought under control in approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. There was extensive fire damage to the residential area of the building with smoke and water damage to the business below. There was also smoke and water damage to one adjoining building. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Macon Fire Department was assisted by the Macon Rural Fire Department, Bevier Fire Protection District, Macon County Ambulance District, Macon Police Department, and the Macon Municipal Utilities.