LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A rainbow-colored Pride lifeguard station was burned down in the early morning hours Tuesday in Long Beach.
Long Beach Fire Department crews were called to the lifeguard tower at 12th Place to find it ablaze. It was completely destroyed.READ MORE: Bob Odenkirk's Son Says Actor Will Be "OK" After Collapsing During Filming Of 'Better Call Saul' Final Season
The tower had been painted in rainbow colors last June by LGBTQ+ members of the Long Beach Marine Safety Division, the fire department said.READ MORE: Report: Scarlett Johansson Files Lawsuit Against Disney For 'Black Widow' Release
The tower will be replaced and repainted, the fire department added.MORE NEWS: Staples Center, Microsoft Theater: Fans Must Wear Masks, Be Fully Vaccinated Or Test Negative For First Live Concerts In More Than 500 Days
“The fire is under investigation but I personally have little doubt this was an act of hate,” Long Beach Mayor Garcia tweeted. “To whoever committed this act, we will rebuild it better and brighter.”