21-year-old 'TEXAS' stage manager killed in fireworks explosion at Palo Duro Canyon
A 21-year-old stage manager for the outdoor musical 'TEXAS' has been killed after a fireworks explosion.
CANYON, TEXAS – A 21-year-old stage manager for the outdoor musical ‘TEXAS’ has been killed after a fireworks explosion.
According to officials on the scene, the explosion happened when the stage manager was checking inventory. Her identity was not immediately released because her relatives had not yet been notified.
The explosion reportedly happened at 5:54 p.m., Friday at the fireworks storage building.
Officials said the fire was extinguished but hot spots remained. Firefighters planned to remain on scene throughout the night to monitor the area. Officials said debris from the explosion scattered about 200 yards from the buildings.
The amphitheatre houses the famous outdoor musical 'TEXAS’. The musical has been canceled for Friday evening.
2015 marked the 50th season for the popular musical located about 25 miles south of Amarillo at the Palo Duro Canyon. The Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the country.
Pyrotechnics are used throughout the show. Specific information as to how the explosion happened was not immediately released. It remains under investigation.