Police: Man killed in fall into backyard fire pit in Phoenix

December 31, 2009 2:28:12 PM PST
Officials in Phoenix say one man's preparations for a big holiday meal took a tragic turn last night. The Fire Department says the man had dug a three-foot-deep fire pit in his backyard to roast a pig. However, he somehow stumbled into the fiery hole.

Family and friends rushed to the pit, but were unable to pull the man out of the fire before he died.