The Phoenix Fire Department has launched an investigation into the bonfire that was started in the mosh pit at SLIPKNOT‘s concert in the city on November 2.
The band was performing at the Ak-Chin Pavilion as part of SLIPKNOT‘s “Knotfest Roadshow” when the fire began shooting up in the air, with the scene captured in various social media posts from fans who attended the show.
SLIPKNOT were forced to stop the performance for roughly 30 minutes in order to allow the fire department to put out the blaze. Due to the delay, SLIPKNOT dropped “Duality” and “Spit It Out” from its set.
A Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson told the Arizona Republic Engine Company 40 “responded to the pavilion and found a large contents fire… possibly started by bystanders at the event.”
The engine company established a water supply, extending handlines off the truck to the “for an aggressive fire attack,” the spokesperson reported.
“The fire was thoroughly extinguished without any extension to the major structure and no injuries were reported at the incident. The exact cause of the fire is currently under investigation and no persons were displaced at this incident.”