Man dies in fire, possible explosion near Halstead

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A man has been found dead after a possible explosion and fire near Halstead. 

Harvey County Emergency Management said on Facebook at around 11:30 a.m. Friday that the fire was reported in the 1200 block of South Spring Lake Road. One person reported hearing an explosion in the area. 

Authorities at the scene said the victim was found dead in a truck in a workshop at a private residence. 

"Unfortunately, we can confirm one person was found dead," the Facebook post says. "Our immediate concern is containing the fire and notifying family of the individual. Our condolences go out to those impacted."

The man's name has not been released, but authorities say he was known to fix farm equipment. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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