Early Saturday morning, a fire broke out at California’s Coachella festival, leaving one shower trailer destroyed and another damaged, according to authorities.
The Riverside County Fire Department responded to the fire at 2 am PST and contained the flames. Officials reported that no festival attendees or first responders were injured.
Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s musical alter ego, opened the festival Friday along with Janelle Monae, the 1975, Blackpink, and others.
What we know
- The Riverside County Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at one of the mobile shower units near the center of the Coachella campground shortly after 2 am.
Outside Fire - RPT@ 2:06 am Empire Polo Grounds 81000 blk of Ave 51, in Indio. 4 ENG, 2 BC. FFs responded to reports of a fire Mobile Shower Unit on fire. Upon arrival the shower unit was fully involved, near center of venue. #CampIncident— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) April 13, 2019
- Festival attendees took to social media to share images of the blaze.
showers at Coachella campground caught on fire...— (@spxheda) April 13, 2019
“everybody out of the showers now!” - someone in their towel running out pic.twitter.com/WPPUHjXgxe
- The fire was contained by 2:28 am, and authorities reported no one was injured. One shower trailer was destroyed and another was left damaged.
#CampIncident [UPDATE] 2:28 am - Fire Contained. Mobile Shower Unit in Lot 8 Storage Area. Total of 2 trailers involved. 1 damaged, 1 destroyed. No reported injuries to fire personnel or civilians. Fire crews will remain on scene for 1 hour for overhaul. #Coachella— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) April 13, 2019