Macon, Ga., duplex fire kills mom, 3 daughters

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an early-morning fire swept through a duplex in central Georgia, killing a mother and three of her daughters.

Fire officials say the blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday in Macon. The Telegraph of Macon reports that the first firefighters to arrive were able to rescue a man and two teenage boys.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says fire crews found the bodies while fighting the flames.

Jones identified the victims as 36-year-old Jennifer Caffee; 13-year-old Elizabeth Caffee and 5-year-old Holly Tucker. Also killed was 10-year-old Wendy Chapman, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair.

The 38-year-old man and two teenage boys were taken to a hospital.

Jones says investigators found no evidence of working smoke detectors in the house.

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