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WATCH: Fireworks in crowd at Utah stadium, 6 people hospitalized

Trevor Myers and Aubree B. Jennings

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PROVO, Utah (KTVX) — Several people were injured at an Independence Day celebration in Provo, Utah when fireworks were reportedly fired into the crowd.

According to initial information from the authorities, six people were taken to hospital with injuries after the incident.


Emergency crews responded to LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, on July 4, 2024, after fireworks were set off into the crowd. Police said several people were injured and taken to the hospital. (KTVX/Aubree Jennings)

The Stadium of Fire event, an annual Independence Day celebration at Brigham Young University's LaVell Edwards Stadium, has been postponed after fireworks were shot into the crowd during the flag ceremony at the start of the event, officials said.

What the cause of the accident was was not immediately clear.

Shortly afterwards, spectators also witnessed a small fire in the stands from which the fireworks were set off. The fire was later extinguished.

“Safety is our highest priority. All pyrotechnics are thoroughly checked before the show and again after the incident. Our thoughts are with those affected and we will stay with them to make sure they are OK,” Emory Cook, a spokesman for the event, said in a statement.

Spectators who were at the stadium said the show was delayed by about 10 to 15 minutes as medical personnel and other officials were on site. The show resumed shortly before 9 p.m.