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Fireworks spray into Utah stadium, injuring multiple people, before Jonas Brothers show

Fireworks shot into a crowd at and injured multiple people on Thursday inside a packed university stadium, city officials and event organizers are reporting.

The "firework malfunction" took place during the opening ceremonies of the Stadium of Fire event at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, of Salt Lake City, .

"Safety is of the utmost importance to us.," event organizers posted on X Thursday night. "All pyrotechnics at Stadium of Fire are thoroughly checked before the show, and were rechecked after tonight鈥檚 incident. Our thoughts are with those who were impacted, and we are following up with them to make sure they are okay."

Multiple people were injured when fireworks shot into a crowd at a packed stadium during the annual Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah on July 4, 2024.

According to a news release from Provo Fire & Rescue, at 8:47 p.m. firefighters, along with Brigham Young University paramedics responded to assist the injured due to a "fireworks malfunction."

Provo Police Department spokesperson Janna-Lee Holland said the incident occurred just after a jet flyover, local reported.

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Holland said fireworks "shot into the stands and injured multiple people," the outlet reported, sending some to hospitals.

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At least one person suffered serious injuries after being struck in face

Officials have not released the number of people hurt or the severity of their injuries.

According to聽, one person suffered serious injuries after being struck in the face. According to the outlet, the fireworks show stopped for a brief period while the injured were taken to a hospital.

91影视 has reached out to event organizers for more information.

Multiple people were injured when fireworks shot into a crowd at a packed stadium during the annual Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah on July 4, 2024. Brooke Morrill via Storyful

Jonas Brothers headlined Utah Fourth of July event

The 2024 show featured the Jonas Brothers,

Video circulating on X shot by someone in the crowd shows fireworks blasting into the air above the stadium, and at least two of them shoot into the stands.

Natalie Neysa Alund is a senior reporter for 91影视. Reach her at nalund@usatoday.com and follow her on X @nataliealund.

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