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ATF report traces source of NC fireworks explosion

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MANTEO, N.C. (AP) – A report from federal investigators indicates that electric igniters being pushed into fireworks exploded inside a truck in North Carolina, killing four crew
members July 4th on Ocracoke Island.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk requested the report from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The report says agents got the information from an interview July 4 with someone at the University of North Carolina Burn Center in
Chapel Hill.

Although the report doesn’t name the person, the lone survivor from the crew was 27-year-old Martez Holland of Goldsboro, who was treated at the center. The report says the person interviewed was burned over about 20 percent of his body. It said he was heavily
medicated but appeared lucid and able to answer questions.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A report from federal investigators indicates that electric igniters being pushed into fireworks exploded inside a truck in North Carolina, killing four crew members July 4th on Ocracoke Island.

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