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Chris Hanson describes the fireworks that killed a man Monday night in north Fargo. Chris Franz / The Forum

Eyewitness describes horrific Fourth of July fireworks accident that decapitates Fargo man

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FARGO - An eyewitness here says a Fourth of July fireworks accident decapitated a Fargo man Monday night.

Police identified the victim as Jesse William Burley, a 41-year-old father of two, who enjoyed life to its fullest, said Burley's stepfather, Chuck Asplin of Fargo.

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Chris Hanson, Burley's neighbor who saw the accident, was packing up his car to leave north Fargo's Riviera Heights mobile home park as tornado sirens sounded just before 9:30 p.m.

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