A small fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a historic Downtown Long Beach tunnel, causing smoke to billow onto the intersection above.
Firefighters responded around 12:40 p.m. to a fire at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue after heavy smoke started to emanate from the Jergins Tunnel, which is supposed to be part of a massive hotel project in Downtown Long Beach.
This historic tunnel is supposed to be part of this massive hotel project in Downtown. Part of the approval from the city requires the developer to incorporate the tunnel into its design, restore it and make it open to the public. https://t.co/C7HjlewH16— Jason Ruiz 🐀 (@JasonRuiz_LB) March 3, 2022
Several journalists attending a local college workshop and conference at the nearby Hyatt Regency Long Beach stepped outside to see what all the commotion was about.
Long Beach fire Capt. Jack Crabtree said the cause of the fire was not known and that knocking it down only required the use of a couple of personnel. No injuries were reported.