Coachella Off to Fiery Start With Mobile Shower Unit Catching Fire

Brenda Watkins
April 15, 2019

Images of a fire at Coachella circulated early morning Saturday following the first day of the festival's first weekend.

The fire department said the blaze had been contained as of 2:28 a.m. Upon arrival, the shower unit was fully involved, near centre of venue.

The fire started in a shower block at the festival's site, the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., during or shortly after Childish Gambino's headlining set.

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The explosion happened in a mobile shower unit in the center of the Coachella campgrounds. The flames that broke out at the world-famous arts and music event damaged a trailer and destroyed another. According to CNN, authorities reported there were no injuries caused by the fire.

Weekend one of the festival continues today and tomorrow, with acts like Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, and Weezer set to perform. The live feed will resume Saturday at 4:15 p.m. with music from Weezer, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Bassnectar and others.

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