Long Beach Firefighters Summoned to Help Extinguish Fire at Seal Beach Pier

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Photos courtesy of LBFD.

Long Beach firefighters helped put out a fire in an abandoned restaurant on the Seal Beach Pier Friday morning that left an Orange County firefighter with an injury.

The fire at the old Ruby’s Restaurant—which is at the end of the 2,000-foot-long pier—started at 7:35AM, according to Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) officials.

The flames were extinguished at about 9:05AM, authorities said. An OCFA firefighter sustained a shoulder injury in the firefighting effort, OCFA Capt. Larry Kurtz said.

Firefighters in fire boats and on the pier poured water on the flames, which engulfed the structure and also burned beneath the pier, according to authorities.

A total of about 70 firefighters responded to the scene, including those from OCFA and the Huntington Beach and Long Beach fire departments. The LBFD deployed four fire boats, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department sent out one fire boat and a Seal Beach lifeguard boat also responded, according to OCFA officials.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.