Rihanna concert halted by fire
Published 11/07/2011 | 12:10
Rihanna was forced to cut short a US concert when a small fire began above the stage.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the fire broke out near a lighting truss during the Dallas gig as Rihanna was finishing the ballad California King Bed and descending below the stage for a costume change.
The newspaper says the production crew quickly extinguished the fire, but the Friday night show was cancelled anyway.
About 12,500 people were in the audience. American Airlines Centre spokeswoman Jenny Walker says an evacuation was orderly and no injuries were reported.
The fire cut a short show even shorter. Rihanna was about an hour late taking the stage after her flight from New York to Dallas was delayed.
The singer later tweeted that: "We set the stage on FYAH tonight!!!"