RICHMOND -- Richmond firefighters were kept busy Friday night responding to overdose and false alarm calls on the first night of a three-day rave at Craneway Pavilion.

Firefighters responded to four medical calls due to overdoses at Audio on the Bay, an electronic dance music festival continuing through Sunday, said Battalion Chief Merlin Turner. In addition, firefighters responded to two false alarm calls to the venue, one from a fire alarm being pulled and another when smoke from the performances set off an alarm, he said.

About 5,000 participants attended Friday night's rave, headlined by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. It's the first time the East Bay event has been organized, according to the Craneway Pavilion website.

The event takes place each night from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., according to the website.

Contact Matthias Gafni at 925-952-5026. Follow him at Twitter.com/mgafni.



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