A 3,000-pound bull jumped over an 8-foot fence during a Northern California rodeo and injured three children and three adults.

Authorities say the rodeo fans' injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

The bull made its bid to escape Sunday in Red Bluff, Calif., near the end of the city's 87th annual rodeo and landed in an audience seating area.

Rodeo director and spokesman Joe Froome calls it a freak accident.

The bull was being moved in preparation for an event called the "Wild Ride" in which eight ride bulls while wearing crazy costumes.

The bull — named "Blue Steel" — was not hurt.