One person was rushed to the hospital following an explosion at the new Table Mountain Casino building on Monday, according to Cal Fire officials.
Around 2:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to the under-construction building, about 900 ft away from the original casino on Millerton Road, after several people reported there had been an explosion inside of the food court.
Officials say one person was burned in the incident and was flown by helicopter to a local hospital with significant injuries.
“Upon our further investigation, there was some type of fire and some type of unknown explosion in the area,” said Battalion Chief Rogers Raines.
A fire broke out following the explosion, but the sprinklers inside of the casino kept the flames from spreading and quickly put them out.