Multiple Injuries as Fourth of July Fireworks Misfire at College Football Stadium Event

Multiple Injuries as Fourth of July Fireworks Misfire at College Football Stadium Event

By: Brooks Latta | 07/05/2024

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During the annual Stadium of Fire event at BYU's LaVell Edwards Stadium, an unfortunate incident occurred on July 4, 2024. The celebration, which featured the Jonas Brothers as the headlining act, was marred by a mishap involving the fireworks display. This highly anticipated event, part of America's Freedom Festival, drew a large crowd eager to enjoy the music and patriotic festivities.

Several people were injured, with one person sustaining serious injuries when errant fireworks landed in the crowd during the national anthem. Six individuals were taken to the hospital as the out-of-control pyrotechnics struck attendees at the Stadium of Fire event. The incident prompted a swift response from emergency services, who treated the injured on-site before transporting them to local hospitals.

“Safety is of the utmost importance to us,”
Freedom Festival organizers told a news outlet. "All pyrotechnics are thoroughly checked before the show and were rechecked after the incident. Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by the incident, and we are following up with them to make sure they are okay."

The Stadium of Fire event is renowned for its grand fireworks display, along with performances by renowned artists and tributes to military and civilian heroes. Despite the incident, the event continued, and safety measures are being reviewed to prevent such occurrences in the future.

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