More than 20,000 flee fire at mu­sic fes­ti­val

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

BARCELONA, Spain — A spec­tac­u­lar fire at a mu­sic fes­ti­val in Spain forced the evac­u­a­tion of over 20,000 con­cert­go­ers in Barcelona, the re­gional gov­ern­ment said.

Im­ages showed tow­er­ing flames con­sum­ing a large out­door stage Sat­ur­day night at the “To­mor­row­land’’ elec­tronic mu­sic fes­ti­val held at Barcelona’s Parc de Can Zam. Barcelona fire­fight­ers said there were no se­ri­ous in­juries dur­ing the con­cert evac­u­a­tion but the event’s pri­vate se­cu­rity treated 20 peo­ple for mi­nor in­juries or anx­i­ety.

Fire­fight­ers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the fire. The “To­mor­row­land’’ web­site pub­lished a state­ment say­ing the “stage caught fire due to a tech­ni­cal mal­func­tion.’’

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