UPDATE IV: Pechanga Fire Department Chief Jason Keeling said the fire started on the first floor in the elevator. Neither the fire alarm nor sprinklers activated, Keeling said.
UPDATE V: 3 of six elevator's still out of commission according to #Pechanga FB page.
Quick response from local Fire Departments. Stay tuned for more.
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“At approximately 11:30 a.m., a fire broke out in a hotel elevator portal in the original tower of the Pechanga Resort Casino,” spokeswoman Ciara Green said in an email. “The Pechanga Fire Department immediately responded and knocked the fire down.”
UPDATE: One person was seen being taken away on a stretcher, via a twitter video.
UPDATEII: Mutual aid has been assisted from Hemet, Corona, Morongo Fire, Soboba Fire, Murrieta and more.
UPDATEIII : Press conference shortly. Injuries include THREE people...