Man dead after falling into backyard fire pit

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PHOENIX – A man is dead after stumbling into a fire pit on Wednesday night.

A spokesperson with Phoenix Fire tells 3TV crews were dispatched to the area of 12th Street and Union Hills at 8:25 p.m., after receiving reports of burn injuries involving an adult male.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found the victim in a pit that was about 3 feet deep. 3TV has learned the man and possibly other people were attempting to roast a pig when the man “stumbled” into the pit.

Family and friends reportedly were not able to pull the man from the fire before he died.