Festival-goers told to run as fire breaks out at Coachella overnight

Festival-goers told to run as fire breaks out at Coachella overnight

Coachella music festival-goers took to social media to document a raging fire that broke out on the campgrounds during the California festival's first night.

ABC7 Los Angeles reported that witnesses saw public showers engulfed in flames after hearing a loud boom similar to an explosion.

Fire officials responded to the festival campgrounds around 2:06 a.m. Saturday, almost an hour after the final performance, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Officials said on Twitter the cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but ABC News is reporting that the department says the fire was the result of a mechanical failure in a water heating unit.

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The Coachella fire occurred near the center of the Empire Polo Club grounds venue, at a mobile shower unit.

After much speculation leading up to Coachella, Ariana Grande brought out NSYNC on Sunday to perform alongside four members of the iconic pop group during her headlining set. The festival's first weekend was eclectic, featuring artists from Billie Ellish to Kacey Musgraves, and Childish Gambino to Janelle Monae.

According to Billboard, the fire started around the main entrance of the festival.

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