3 injured after fire breaks out at Google conference in California

Mountain View Fire Department spokesman Lynn Brown says three people were taken to a hospital and one had life-threatening injuries.

Published: 19th May 2017 08:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2017 08:22 AM   |  A+A-

In this Thursday, May 18, 2017, photo provided by Harry McCracken, shows a fire inside a concession at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. (AP)

By Associated Press

MOUNTAIN VIEW, (CALIFORNIA) Authorities say three people were injured after a fire broke out during Google's I/O developer conference in California.

It happened Thursday at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.

Mountain View Fire Department spokesman Lynn Brown says three people were taken to a hospital and one had life-threatening injuries.

Google said in a statement that the "small fire" broke out in a kitchen at the venue and no conference attendees were hurt.

The company says the three people who were injured were event staff members and are receiving treatment.

Brown says investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze.

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