Authorities said nearly 50 people fell ill with an “unknown illness” at a Christian center in Yucaipa Saturday night, March 25, 2017. Thirteen of the 20 people were taken to local hospitals. Courtesy Photo

Approximately 47 people reported an “unknown illness” at the Oak Glen Christian Conference Center in Yucaipa on Saturday evening.

Crews from Cal Fire San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were called to the Christian conference center located on the 39000 block of Oak Glen Road around 8:20 p.m., fire officials said.

Nearly 50 people were overcome with an “unknown illness” and 13 people were taken to the hospital for treatment, according to Debbie Chapman of Cal Fire.

Most of the people hospitalized were kids, officials said.

Several church groups were at the center for a camp, but the only group that became ill was from Corona.

The youth pastor of that church told NBC4 that everyone who got sick had similar symptoms.

“Camp was great. We had a small sickness start to spread with some stomach issues. We had a few people go down with it, with vomiting,” said Jared Ellis, youth pastor of Connecting Point Community Church.

Ellis said it happened while dinner was being served at the campgrounds.

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SOURCE: NBC Los Angeles
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