Festival-goers were urged to flee by staff, after a fire broke out on the first night of Coachella.
According to footage shared on social media, the blaze started at the campsite showers, and many claimed they heard some sort of “explosion”.
One festival-goer wrote on Twitter: “WHAT IS GOING ON!!! THERE IS A HUGE FIRE AT THE COACHELLA MOBILE SHOWERS!!! #Coachella #Coachella2019 #FyreFestival.”
Another tweeted: “the explosion was about 60ft away from our tent… all seriousness this wasn’t a cool thing to wake up to.”
— Damian (@justxdamian) April 13, 2019
— allisyn rees (@allisynrees) April 13, 2019
showers at Coachella campground caught on fire…
“everybody out of the showers now!” – someone in their towel running out pic.twitter.com/WPPUHjXgxe
— 🍯 (@spxheda) April 13, 2019
The local fire department have since explained what happened by tweeting: “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.”
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