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Man killed in Fayetteville front-yard explosion

Posted September 14, 2013
Updated September 15, 2013

Fayetteville police said a man died Saturday night in an explosion in the front yard of a home off Bunce Road.

— Fayetteville police said a man died Saturday night in an explosion in the front yard of a home off Bunce Road.

Investigators said people were standing around a fire pit at 6544 St. Louis St. when something caused the explosion about 8:30 p.m. It appeared to be an accident.

Martin Antoine Blossom, 28, who lived at the home, was killed. 

Several others were hurt, but their injuries were not life-threatening. Police said two men, a woman and a girl were taken for treatment to Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

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  • homebornNC Sep 16, 4:06 p.m.

    My prayers go out to the family. Martin you will be missed.