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

BREAKING: Huge fire breaks out at Coachella as people urged to flee

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.

Thunder drop Game 1 to Trail Blazers following shooting woes
Lillard went nine-of-21 from the field on his way to 30 points in 38 minutes, adding four rebounds, four assists and three steals. The Blazers led 39-25 after the first quarter and were able to close out the rest of the game in entertaining fashion.

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.

Related News:



Most liked

Xbox One S ‘All Digital’ leak reveals disc-less console
It will have a 1TB drive for storage; support HDR and 4K UHD; and include Minecraft , Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3 . The rumour first gained traction when it was revealed by the perpetually reliable Thurrott in November previous year .

Fire breaks out at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris
Authorities are investigating if renovation work on the cathedral's spire was a factor in starting or spreading the fire. The absence of the statues will also signal the start of the renovation work of the spire that will last until 2022.

Judge urges SEC and Tesla CEO’tweet’ Payoff
But Musk attorney John Hueston told the judge that the SEC had failed to show his client had violated the deal. After that, and as part of a settlement agreement between them, Musk personally paid a $20 million fine.

Powerful, Deadly Storms Continue to Move across South
As the storm moved east, one person was killed by a tornado in the northern MS , according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley . Steady winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are expected to gust as high as 40 to 50 miles per hour , the weather service said.

The Leaked Photo That Got Julian Assange Kicked Out Of The Embassy
More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the USA request. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court after he was arrested in London on April 11.

Fordham University student falls climbing campus bell tower to take photos
I'll never forget all of our memories back when you lived in NJ and I'll forever cherish them! Police said the group of seniors wanted to get a view of the city skyline, WABC reported.

Congresswoman reacts to criticism of Omar's 9/11 remark
Now festival organisers hope to sprinkle some political stardust in the form of a glamorous 29-year-old congresswoman from NY . Navy Seal who served in the military for over 10 years, including three tours of duty.

Trump says Boeing should fix, 'rebrand' grounded 737 MAX jet
CNBC reported Boeing said Thursday it has completed 96 flights with the new Max software fix. The airline had originally canceled flights with MAX aircraft through April 20th.

Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died
CPSC jointly issued an alert warning parents to stop using the sleepers when their infants displayed the capacity to roll over. In a statement , Fisher-Price owner Mattel confirmed the voluntary recall but stood by the product's safety.

This Is the Future: SpaceX successfully sends Saudi satellite into orbit
SpaceX's reusable designs make the Falcon Heavy an appealing way to get large payloads into space. The launch took place from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this evening.

Tiger Woods' Kids Couldn't Be Happier About 1st Major in 11 Years
After 11 years, Woods found himself atop the leaderboard in a major, winning the 2019 Masters in Augusta , Ga.by one stroke. A who's who of sporting royalty were quick to hail Woods' sixth victory at the iconic Augusta course.

Tiger Woods Has Won The Masters - His First Since 2005!
After a poor chip he two-putted for a double bogey-5 to fall into a tie for the lead. At Carnoustie it was Woods who stumbled on the back nine while leading.

Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley get ejected in Warriors' Game 1 win
Warriors coach Steve Kerr wanted his team to watch the end of the Masters. "That's what Beverley does", Kerr said. Durant (3,679) passed Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) for 15th place on the career playoff scoring list.

How to watch Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1
For Game of Thrones lovers that aren't resident in the US , you can atch previous seasons of the series on Showmax. To ensure you have your info all in order, in the USA , episode 1 airs on HBO at 9pm EST on Sunday, April 14.

Practice zing - Drive by Z. Johnson doesn't count
Zach Johnson was taking practice swings on the 13th tee box Friday at the Masters when the unthinkable happened. After 13 holes of play, Johnson now sits at one-under for the day and one-over for the tournament.