Arriving firefighters tried extinguish big fire When the explosion occurred on Friday, Lenoir County Emergency Services said. in Press release.
Civil who fought the fire until the arrival of firefighters, was mortally wounded and ascertained dead in place, the statement said.
Three volunteer firefighters from the La Grange Fire Department were injured. in explosion and taken to the hospital for treatment, the report said. Two of the firefighters were released, and the third was taken to the burn center.
Fire departments worked all night to contain fire and “completely extinguish hotspots,” Lenoir County emergency services said Saturday.
Incident remains under investigation.