On Friday, fireworks caught fire and detonated on a farm in North Carolina; according to the authorities, the incident resulted in the death of one person and injured three others.
Firefighters were called in when the flames from a field that had already been burned out moved closer to a nearby building. Several news organizations have reported that the fire set off the fireworks, which had been stored in a container before the incident.
According to a report from a Raleigh affiliate, the La Grange Fire Department, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue, and the North Carolina Forest Service were all dispatched to the site of a structure fire that occurred on Bulltown Road in La Grange.
When the fireworks exploded shortly after the officials arrived, WTVD reports that it caused four persons to sustain injuries and caused damage to the equipment used by the fire department.
Randy Herring, a resident of Lenoir County, has been named as the person who passed away, as stated in the reporting of WCTI. The Associated Press reports that he was a property agent and that he was severely hurt in the explosion. Unfortunately, he did not survive his injuries and passed away as a result of his injuries.
The Associated Press reported that the condition of one of the injured firefighters was described as being life-threatening. The two other firefighters were evaluated, treated, and discharged from the hospital earlier in the day.