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State Fire Marshal investigates complaints against Blue Bayou-Dixie Landin'

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal will appointed a captain to investigate complaints about a weekend concert at Blue Bayou - Dixie Landin' on July 11.

Officials say that captain will gathering information and visit the park some time before the end of the week.

Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning wants to find out if the park let too many people into Saturday night's Panic! at the Disco concert. He said the park's capacity is 10,000 people. 

"We want to look and see exactly what the numbers would be" said Browning. "We're working very closely with the Dixie Landin' folks. They've cooperated fully with our questions thus far. We believe by Thursday or Friday we should have some definitive information."

Officials say another violation would be if the concert did not have proper exits. 

"This is an active investigation based on information that we've received from social media," said Browning. "We're going to go back and look at the facts, maybe interview some people who might have been there and make a determination as to if there were anything that could have been differently."

Fire Marshal Browning said if his department finds "gross negligence", Blue Bayou could face civil fines. 

He said he has no indication right now there were any violations.

As they were leaving the show, some people said they were afraid for their lives when the bridge crossing Highland Road began to shake.

Blue Bayou did not return 9News phone calls.

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