Blaze Erupts at Pechanga Resort Casino, Causing Injuries, Evacuations


TEMECULA (CNS) - A fire erupted today inside one of the dining halls at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, leaving at least two people injured and prompting evacuations.

The blaze was reported shortly after 11 a.m. in the main resort complex at 45000 Pechanga Parkway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The size of the blaze could not immediately be confirmed.

Pechanga Tribal Fire Department personnel were first to reach the scene and summoned assistance from the county, Corona, Riverside and Soboba Reservation fire agencies.

One person suffered a burn injury and another patient suffered smoke inhalation. The burn victim was taken to Temecula Valley Hospital in stable condition, according to reports from the scene.

The entire resort complex was evacuated.

There was no immediate word on what triggered the fire.


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