Macon-Bibb County Fire Department Lt. Randy Parker,46, died in a house fire yesterday. Parker was a 20 year veteran with the fire department. Five other firefighters were injured in the fire. BC Steven Stafford, 59 was air lifted to Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, GA. Adam Mitchie, 34, and Ferrell Cromer, 46 were also taken to Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Matt Couey, 27, and Ben Bollinger, 28, were also transported to the hospital.
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating Wednesday night’s fire that killed a Macon-Bibb firefighter and injured five others.
ATF investigators joined local investigators Thursday morning at the house at 2320 Fairview Drive, just south of Rocky Creek Road.
The federal assistance is routine when a firefighter is killed, said Sgt. Ben Gleaton, a Macon-Bibb fire investigator who kept vigil with his partner at the scene overnight.
Investigators looking for a cause of the fire started sifting through the ruins about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Fire officials are planning a mid-afternoon briefing on the case.
Lt. Randy Parker, 46, suffered fatal injuries when he fell through the floor of the burning home in south Macon.