At least three firefighters were injured and a civilian was killed when a brush fire ignited a building causing fireworks stored inside to explode.
Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Murry Stroud says a person on the farm died, while one firefighter was transported to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.
Stroud says fields were being burned off at the hay farm when the fire got out of control and reached a container filled with fireworks.
A brush fire on a North Carolina farm caused fireworks to explode inside a container where they were stored, killing the farm owner and injuring three firefighters on Friday afternoon, authorities said. https://t.co/9Hm2ldDBt8— ABC11 EyewitnessNews (@ABC11_WTVD) June 11, 2022