House fire in Macon leaves one man dead

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)– A man is dead after a house fire in Macon Saturday afternoon.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Macon-Bibb firefighters found 69 year old Douglas Combes dead inside a home at 3058 Alfred Drive in Macon around 12:15 p.m.

According to fire investigators, the fire started in the kitchen and it appears to be accidental. An autopsy will be performed on Combes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478)751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.