UPDATE: Victims identified in deadly Thanksgiving fire

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon-Bibb Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 4000 block of Houston Avenue just before 12:00 a.m. this (Friday) morning.

When they arrived, the house was fully involved. The Fire Department was able to keep the fire from spreading to any other houses.

Firefighters removed multiple people from the residence. 49-year-old Mellisa Welham and 42-year-old Jerry Gilleland, both from Macon, were transported to Atrium Health Navicent for treatment.

Welham was pronounced deceased by Atrium medical staff. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Gilleland is listed in critical condition at this time.

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.

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