Bibb County local

Woman dies in Macon house fire

MACON, Georgia (KBTV) – A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after a house fire in Macon on Thursday night.

The house fire happened just before 12:00am in the 4000 block of Houston Avenue. When Bibb deputies and firefighters arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters removed multiple people from the residence. A 49-year-old female and a 42-year-old male were taken to Atrium Health Navicent for treatment. The female, 49-year-old Mellisa Welham was pronounced dead at the hospital. The male victim, 42-year-old Jerry Gilleland is listed in critical condition at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

Photo credit: MGN Online

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