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Fayetteville Man Dies In House Fire

Posted May 18, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— The heroic actions of two men were not enough to save a Fayetteville man.

The man, whose name has not been released, received third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body when his home went up in flames.

Fire investigators say Ricky Chavis and another man smashed a window to save the victim.

The heat was too intense so the two men doused themselves with a garden hose and went inside to pull the victim out.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The victim later died at UNC Hospitals.