15-year-old boy dead, brother injured in North Carolina campground fire

Published 4:03 pm Monday, November 30, 2020

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A 15-year-old boy has died and his brother has been injured in a campground fire in North Carolina.

The blaze that was reported 11 p.m. Sunday at a camper in Bryson City’s Ela Campground and RV park spread to nine different units and destroyed seven, the Swain County Sheriff’s Office said Monday in a Facebook post.

Blake Lantz, 15, died in the fire. His body is being sent to Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

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Officials said his brother was injured as he escaped the blaze, but is expected to recover.