Multiple Injured After Fireworks Shoot into Crowd at Fourth of July Event in Utah

The number of injuries at this year's Stadium of Fire concert, billed as "the nation’s largest stadium fireworks spectacle," has not been officially confirmed

Several people were injured at a Fourth of July event in Utah after errant fireworks shot into the crowd, authorities said.

The incident occurred at the Stadium of Fire event Thursday at Brigham Young University’s LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, CBS affiliate KUTV reported. A Provo Police Department representative said the mishap happened shortly after a jet flyover.

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Police officials told ABC affiliate KTVX that a number of people were injured. Subsequent reports said that six people were taken to the hospital, but officials have not yet confirmed the number of injured.

Footage shared on social media and later posted on NBC affiliate KSL appeared to show some fireworks errantly shooting into the stadium stands following the flyover. Authorities told KSL that the fireworks hit people in the stands’ east section, including one person who got struck in the face.

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The show paused so the injured could be transported to the hospital, but did resume, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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“Safety is of the utmost importance to us. All pyrotechnics are thoroughly checked before the show, and were rechecked after the incident," Emory Cook, a representative for America’s Freedom Festival, which mounted the event, said in a statement shared by KTVX.

"Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by the incident and we are following up with them to make sure they are okay," added Cook.

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America’s Freedom Festival is described as “a private, non-profit, non-political foundation whose mission is to celebrate, teach, honor, and strengthen the traditional American values,” according to the festival website. The Stadium of Fire, the festival’s main event, is held annually at LaVell Edwards Stadium and billed as "the nation’s largest stadium fireworks spectacle."

The show, which was headlined by the Jonas Brothers also featured Zion’s Youth Symphony & Chorus from the Las Vegas area.

PEOPLE contacted the Provo Police Department, Emory Cook of America’s Freedom Festival for comment on Friday, July 5, but did not immediately hear back.

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