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San Diego Junior Theatre Prop Falls, Injures 3



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    Three children were hurt when a prop fell during a live performance at San Diego’s Junior Theatre Tuesday.

    San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were called to the Casa del Prado Theatre on Village Place in Balboa Park around 12:45 p.m.

    Several children were sent to the hospital following a mishap during a performance of “The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark.”

    A large, tree-like prop tipped over on stage according to San Diego Fire-Rescue official Capt. Joe Amador.

    “Two minors that were sitting on top of the prop as it fell over,” Amador said.

    The 8- to 10-foot prop landed on a third child as well. Adults quickly lifted it off the children.

    Three children under the age of 16 were transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Amador said. He did not go into details about their injuries.

    The audience was released and the theatre was closed.