Utah Fireworks Mishap: ‘Stadium of Fire’ Lives Up to Its Name

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At the Provo, UT “Stadium of Fire” July 4th celebration on Thursday, a few attendees were sent to the hospital after errant fireworks were fired into the crowd.

Fireworks Incident Details

The spectacle took place at LaVell Edwards Stadium, where several fireworks were blasted during a military flyover for the flag ceremony. Unfortunately, some of the rockets veered off course and flew into the audience in the stands. Witnesses reported seeing at least five mortars shoot directly into the crowd, with one witness observing a person get hit directly in the face by one of the wayward blasts.

Immediate Response

The condition of those injured is not known at this time, but the show was promptly stopped to allow for the transportation of the victims to medical facilities. The incident caused considerable alarm among the attendees, leading to an immediate response from the event organizers.

Statement from Organizers

Event organizers, America’s Freedom Festival, released a statement following the incident: “Safety is of the utmost importance to us. All pyrotechnics at Stadium of Fire were thoroughly checked before the show and were rechecked after tonight’s incident. Our thoughts are with those impacted, and we are following up with them to make sure they are OK.”

The statement highlights the organizers’ commitment to safety and their concern for the well-being of those affected. They assured the public that all pyrotechnics were subject to rigorous checks before the show and were rechecked after the mishap.

The incident at the “Stadium of Fire” serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers associated with large-scale pyrotechnic displays. As investigations continue and the injured receive necessary medical care, the focus remains on ensuring such accidents do not occur in the future.

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