Fire rips through mobile showers at Coachella music festival

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

Witnesses report hearing explosions before the fire broke out, with concert-goers fleeing the area in their towels as security cleared the area.

The fire, at a mobile shower unit at the Empire Polo Club grounds, was reported at 2:06 a.m. local time, Riverside County Fire Department said.

According to outcome of Sound, the fire was a result of one of the mobile showers experiencing "mechanical failure of a heating unit".


News of the fire quickly spread on social media as music festivalgoers posted photos and videos of the blaze.

Weekend one of the festival continues today and tomorrow, with acts like Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, and Weezer set to perform.

Grande recently sampled NSYNC's song, "It Makes Me Ill", off their "No Strings Attached" album for her current single, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" - which they also performed at Coachella. A video posted on Twitter showed a man urging people to get away from the showers, yelling, "Back up, back up!" "Oh my God there's a huge fire at the campsites", another user captioned a photo of the flames.

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