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.
LBFD fireboats & LIfeguard RB’s assisting ORCO Fire with (old) Ruby’s Restaurant fire on Seal Beach Pier pic.twitter.com/CFvG4kfKbw
— Long Beach Fire (@lbfd) May 20, 2016
Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.
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