(FOX 11) - Emergency crews have been sent to the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula after a reported fire on site Monday afternoon that led to evacuations.
According to reports from the scene several fire trucks were lined up outside the casino at around noon.
A video was posted to Twitter showing some casino visitors being evacuated. One person was seen being taken away on a stretcher.
A fire broke out at Pechanga omg😱 pic.twitter.com/QAje4JYiaG— Arisdael (@Arisdael) June 3, 2019
Pechanga Resort Casino tweeted out, 'At approximately 11:30 a.m., a fire broke out in an elevator portal in the original tower of the hotel. 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.'
At approximately 11:30AM, a fire broke out in an elevator portal in the original tower of the hotel. The Pechanga Fire Department immediately responded and knocked the fire down. Out of an abundance of caution, Team… https://t.co/TRfRhRzMDi— Pechanga Resort Casino (@PechangaCasino) June 3, 2019
Evacuees were put in a ballroom, according to tribe officials who added that those that could go back to their rooms would be allowed as soon as it was safe to do so.
In all, three people were hurt when the fire broke out and traveled through the elevator tower to the second, third, ninth, and 10th floors, the Pechanga Fire Department said. Those peope were taken to local hospitals. Their condition is unknown.
Firefighters evacuated all 517 rooms on the 13th floor at the hotel, which was at full capacity.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.