No Injuries Reported Following Coachella Campground Shower Fire
A "fully involved" fire that broke out in the showers of the Coachella campground was doused and detained by firefighters in the early morning hours of Saturday (April 13).
Footage of the blaze started trending on social media shortly following its ignition close to the entrance of the festival, with attendees evacuating the showers as flames engulfed the bathing area.
couple of explosion sounds heard by us campers - luckily fire seems to be out pic.twitter.com/r2LofmUyj3— -- (@spxheda) April 13, 2019
The Riverside County Fire Department was on the scene and responded to the fire after 2 a.m. They confirmed that one trailer was destroyed and one damaged after the incident, and added that no injuries caused by the fire were reported to authorities.
(Billboard has reached out to a Coachella spokesperson for comment.)
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
#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