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A boy was burned and a 21-year-old man died at the scene of a grill explosion Sunday evening in the backyard of 909 9th St. N. in Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum

Effort by good Samaritan ends in tragedy

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It's not yet known why Dane Tvedt died on Sunday when he saw a boy on fire in a backyard neighboring his north Moorhead home and ran to him to help.

Regardless of the cause of his death, it was tragic for Tvedt to die in the midst of trying to save another, said Lt. Tory Jacobson.

"That's a very heroic thing," Jacobson said. "Not everybody goes to danger."

His parents were right by his side as Tvedt leapt into action when he saw the 12-year-old engulfed in flames.

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