'Coachella Just Turned Into a Fire Fest': Campgrounds Ablaze During First Night of Festival
Firefighters responded to the incident not long after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and no injuries were reported
A fire broke out during the first night of Coachella, with social media footage appearing to show a row of showers in the campground ablaze.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, firefighters responded to reports of a “mobile shower unit” on fire not long after 2:00 a.m PST on Saturday morning. At 2:28 a.m., the department said that the fire was contained and no injuries were reported, though one trailer was destroyed.
News of the fire quickly spread on social media as music festivalgoers posted photos and videos of the blaze. “The water heater for the shower just exploded and caught fire at Coachella literally 10 mins before I got out…” one user wrote.
Others saw the blaze from afar. “Damn, Coachella is lit,” user Emily Mathason wrote over a faraway shot of the fire. “Hope everyone is ok over there.” “Oh my God there’s a huge fire at the campsites,” another user captioned a photo of the flames.
Neither Coachella nor Goldenvoice, the company who operates the music festival, immediately responded to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
Tame Impala and Ariana Grande are set to headline Saturday and Sunday.
The 2019 Coachella music festival will be held from April 12-14 and April 19-21 in Indio, California.