According to reports, a fire broke out at Coachella last night. One of the biggest festivals in the world, which takes place in the Colorado Desert is facing some serious troubles. Just a few hours ago, shortly after the first day of the festival was concluded with a remarkable performance of Childish Gambino, an explosion was reportedly heard by attendees at the campsite and the mobile showers burst out into flames as you can see below.
— Owen (@Odaddy24) April 13, 2019
The fire crew has been keeping themselves busy and working really hard to put out the fire as soon as possible, as it was really close to the campers and their cars. So far no injuries of the civilians and the fire crew were reported, only some material damage of the trailers, but the fire has been successfully put out.
#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
Many of the campers heard the explosion and saw the fire shortly after it, which caused a lot of panic at the festival campsite. The festival which has an attendance of 250,000 people, over two weekends of April is back on track and getting ready for the next day of performances. The headliners today are Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Billie Eilish, Weezer and Idris Elba and on Sunday Khalid, Zedd and Ariana Grande will be closing the first weekend of the festival.
If you weren’t able to attend the festival, you can still enjoy the livestream of the entire weekend on their webpage.