Huge fire breaks out at Coachella as people urged to flee

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

Coachella Off to Fiery Start With Mobile Shower Unit Catching Fire

Fire officials responded to the festival campgrounds around 2:06 a.m. Saturday, almost an hour after the final performance, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Cal Fire Riverside reported the fire at about 2 a.m. near the center of Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif.

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The Coachella music festival, which started on Friday, was expected to spark some fire, but not literally.

According to authorities the fire broke out in the camp's shower area shortly after 2 a.m., with a mobile shower unit bursting into flames. "The showers just exploded!" People on the scene caught parts of the massive flames that rose from the showers on the campground, which were reportedly caused by a mechanical failure of the heating used for water.

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Others saw the blaze from afar. "Hope everyone is ok over there".

The fire broke out in the shower block in the campsite.

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Neither Coachella nor Goldenvoice, the company who operates the music festival, immediately responded to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

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