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: Lakers To Welcome Back Fans At Staples Center Thursday
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: Missing Angeles National Forest Hiker Found Safe With Help Of Map Enthusiast
The tower will be replaced and repainted, the fire department added.MORE NEWS: Authorities Looking For Offender Who Left Los Angeles Rehabilitation Facility
“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.”