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Odesza show evacuated after pyro causes brush fire

A gig by electronic music duo Odesza was cut short and the venue evacuated after pyrotechnics used for the show caused a fire to break out.

The incident occurred at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, US, on Saturday (6 July), as the band were nearing the end of their set.

“The incident commander at The Gorge confirms that there was a small brush fire last night during the Odesza show,” says a spokesperson for Grant County Sheriff’s Office. “Nobody was injured and firefighters put out the fire. The cause was pyrotechnics used during the show.

“The fire burned a small area adjacent to the concert venue. The remainder of the show was cancelled and concertgoers exited the concert venue.”

“Out of an abundance of caution and safety, the show ended without an encore”

The concert was the duo’s third in a row at the 27,500-cap outdoor site and marked the final date of their The Last Goodbye Tour.

“During the last song of Odesza’s set at the Gorge, a brush fire broke out not far from the stage,” says a statement from the Gorge. “The fire was contained and fortunately was quickly extinguished.

“Out of an abundance of caution and safety, the show ended without an encore. We truly appreciate everyone coming tonight and celebrating the end of the tour.”


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