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Two injured in fire at Temecula's Pechanga Resort Casino

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 19:38:10-04

TEMECULA, Calif. (KGTV) - A three-alarm fire injured two people and prompted the evacuation of Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula Monday.

The fire broke out in an elevator shaft in the main resort complex just after 11 a.m., Riverside County Fire Department officials said.

Pechanga spokeswoman Ciara Green told City News Service that the flames were confined to an elevator portal "in the original tower," which underwent a major expansion two years ago.

One person suffered from burns and another suffered smoke inhalation.

The burn victim was taken to Temecula Valley Hospital in stable condition, according to reports from the scene.

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

The fire was contained by 1 p.m. The cause of the flames is unknown.

City News Service contributed to this report.