Stage collapses at New Year’s Eve warehouse party, injuring 3

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Three people were being treated Friday morning for injuries sustained when a stage collapsed inside a warehouse in Miramar where a New Year’s Eve party was being held.

Police responded about 10 p.m. Thursday to the warehouse on Trade Street, near Camino Santa Fe, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.

The three people were injured when a stage on an upper floor, that was not up to code, collapsed, according to Battalion Chief Jeff Mitchell of San Diego Fire & Rescue.

Between 200 and 300 people were attending the party, authorities said. Many attendees appeared to be under age and alcohol was being served. Following the collapse, some partygoers quickly sped off while others gathered around, stunned by what they had seen.

Sindicate Entertainment Group occupies the office and warehouse space. The group’s social media accounts show that over the past year it has held numerous events in the warehouse, also referred to as The Morgue. FOX 5 reached out the company but has not received a response.

With county restrictions against gatherings along with a curfew, the party should not have been organized to begin with. San Diego police told FOX 5 no arrests were made. It was not known whether anyone would be cited.

The conditions of the injured persons were not disclosed.

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