BREAKING: Barbecue Championship Halted, Contestants Evacuated

by | May 13, 2022 | Local News | 0 comments

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The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest at Liberty Park has been temporarily halted and contestants have been evacuated due to severe storms.

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“Out of an abundance of caution and working closely with the authorities, the decision was made to temporarily evacuate the festival grounds and temporarily suspend admissions,” Memphis in May officials said in a statement.

Venue evacuations are extremely rare, but meteorologists were concerned about the dangers posed by the fast-moving storms.

Video posted on social media shows barbecue contestants, judges and fans taking shelter inside the Liberty Bowl.

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