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Man dies after explosion by fire pit in North Carolina yard

Police say a man standing near a fire pit at a North Carolina home has died after an explosion.

A news release from Fayetteville police says the explosion occurred Saturday night in the front yard of a home where several people were standing around a fire pit. Police weren't immediately able to elaborate on what kind of explosion happened.

They say that the man person was pronounced dead at the scene, and several other people had injuries that didn't appear life-threatening.

The others injured included two men, a woman and a girl. They were taken to an area hospital.

Further details weren't immediately available.

A phone number listed for the home rang unanswered Saturday night.

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