The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon-Bibb County Fire Department responded to a call of heavy smoke in the area of the 5200 block of Zebulon Road after 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

When they arrived they found a house on fire. The fire department was able to keep the fire from spreading to any other houses.

A male, in his 70’s, was found inside of the home. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by Deputy Coroner Ronnie Miley. The name of the deceased male will not be released at this time.

The deceased will be taken to the G.B.I. Crime Lab, so that an autopsy can be performed.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The fire is under investigation by Macon-Bibb County Fire Department Arson Investigators.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.