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Fire at Pechanga Resort Casino causes evacuation, major emergency response

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The fire broke out at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula was evacuated Monday amid a fire at the facility.

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,” a casino spokesperson said. “Out of an abundance of caution, team members and guests in the hotel tower were evacuated. The incident was not near the casino.”

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Television coverage showed a huge fire department response to the casino. As of 1 p.m., firefighters and other first responders remained on scene.


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