Three event workers are injured after fire breaks out at Google conference when they tried to light a deep fat fryer
- Blaze broke out in a kitchen during the tech giant's I/O developer conference
- The incident occurred on Thursday at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View
- Three event workers were taken to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries
- Flash fire broke out when members of staff were lighting the kitchen appliance
One person is fighting for their life as three event workers were injured after a kitchen fire raged out of control during a Google conference in California.
The incident on Thursday occurred at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View - usually a music venue - where the tech giant was hosting its I/O developer conference.
Mountain View Fire Department spokesman Lynn Brown says three people were taken to a hospital and one had life-threatening injuries after the flash fire broke out when staff were trying to light a deep fat fryer.
The fire which broke out in a kitchen after event workers attempted to light a deep fat fryer
Google's Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson announces Android support of the Kotlin programming language during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California
Attendees look on as Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California
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 a flash fire broke out when workers were trying to light a deep-fat fryer.
The kitchen's sprinklers put out the blaze.
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