At approximately 11:30 a.m., a fire broke out in a hotel elevator shaft in the original tower of the Pechanga Resort Casino. The Pechanga Fire Department immediately responded and knocked the fire down. Out of an abundance of caution, Team Members and guests in the hotel tower were evacuated. The incident was not near the casino. Several guests that were in an elevator buffered burns and were taken to a nearby hospital.
Arson investigators are currently on scene to determine how the fire started.
On Wed, May 22, 2019, 17:20 LOUDLABS MARC <[email protected]> wrote:
> At approximatley 12:19 pm on May 22, 2019 Cal Fire Responded to the area > of 2500 N. Perris Blvd. in Riverside County in regards to a fast moving > brush fire with no structures threatened. > > According to a witness on scene who did not want to be taped. he saw a > homeless individual set the brush fire. > > According to Battalion Chief Snyder the set some addition backfires to > burn off the rest of the field to prevent future fire in that field. > > > > >