1 dead in Palo Duro Canyon amphitheater fireworks explosion

Palo Duro Canyon Amphitheater (Photo courtesy Amarillo.com)

PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK, Texas (AP) — A stage manager of the amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas is dead after two containers of fireworks exploded.

Randall County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Alexander says the 21-year-old woman was taking inventory when the explosion happened shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. No cause has been determined. The woman’s name hasn’t be released.

The amphitheater is about 25 miles south of Amarillo. The outdoor musical “TEXAS” has been performed there for 50 years. Pyrotechnics are used throughout the show.

Friday’s performance was canceled.

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