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Video: Fire started at Slipknot concert in Phoenix

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 03, 2021

PHOENIX — The main act during Slipknot's concert Tuesday night at Ak-Chin Pavilion was disrupted after a fire started in the lawn portion of the venue, potentially started by those attending the event.

Videos posted on Twitter showed a large fire in the lawn area and a crowd of people surrounding it. A couple of Twitter accounts shared the video with ABC15.

Watch video of the incident in the player below

Fire started during Phoenix Slipknot concert

The Phoenix Fire Department confirmed that it responded to the concert venue on Tuesday night. A spokesperson described it as a debris fire and said it was eventually put out.

Fans told ABC15 rowdy fans are part of the experience.

"It looks like a riot but I think it was more controlled than that," said Zach Castellani.

Another fan, Steven Ramirez, said he was kind of surprised.

"It was just people having fun, but at the same time -- burning lawn chairs -- I've never seen that up close," Ramirez said.

Both fans said they planned on going to more shows in the future.

Thursday afternoon, Live Nation, which manages Ak-Chin Pavilion, Arizona Federal Theatre, and The Van Buren, issued a brief statement about the event: "Ak-Chin Pavilion would like to thank the Phoenix Fire Department for being great partners. Thanks to their efforts, the show was able to continue on and close out a great night for fans."

No injuries were reported.

No other details were immediately released.