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Published July 05, 2011, 02:44 PM

Witnesses say Fargo man was decapitated by firework

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Police say they are confident that a north Fargo man killed by a firework had obtained them illegally. 41-year-old Jesse Burley was lighting his second commercial-grade firework of the night when witnesses say he was decapitated.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

41-year-old Jesse Burley was lighting his second commercial-grade firework of the night when witnesses say he was decapitated. The accident happened in the Riviera Heights mobile home park, in the 3500 block of Kelly Street.

Police say the victim suffered from massive head trama. They are investigating whether or not Burley had a license to light commercial fireworks that are only available with permission from the state.

It is illegal to shoot off any fireworks within Fargo city limits.

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