Fire leaves Macon County courthouse damaged, closed

Fire damages Macon County courthouse

MACON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Macon County Courthouse is closed after an early morning fire.

According to Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson, the fire happened inside the courthouse around 3 a.m. Monday. One room was significantly damaged by smoke.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is on the scene working to determine what may have caused the fire. Investigators with the sheriff’s office are also on the scene.

Macon County Courthouse fire 2
Macon County Courthouse fire 2 (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Macon County Commission Chairman Louis Maxwell said the courthouse will be closed Tuesday as cleanup continues. The commission will advise on what will happen Wednesday.

This isn’t the first time the courthouse has caught fire. In July of 2016, a fire inside the courthouse was determined to be arson.

The courthouse, built in 1906, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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