Fire destroys 3 RVs as Stagecoach music festival kicks off in Indio

Festival-goers ride bicycles at the Empie Polo Field during Day 1 of the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio.
(Matt Cowan / Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Three recreational vehicles were destroyed and a fourth damaged by fire Friday at the annual Stagecoach festival in Riverside County, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle on fire about 2:10 p.m. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Tawny Cabral of the Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Department said in a statement.

First responders reported multiple recreational vehicles fully engulfed by flames, Cabral said. The fourth recreational vehicle sustained moderate damage. The fire was contained in less than 10 minutes. No injuries were reported.


The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other information was given.

Billed as California’s country music festival, Stagecoach is an outdoor weekend affair that brings in such headliners as Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood.

The Empire Polo Club is an expansive facility that hosts various events, including the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.