LAKE ARROWHEAD (CBSLA) — An estimated $2 million in damage was caused by a suspicious fire that destroyed and damaged several boats docked in Lake Arrowhead, according to authorities.
An investigation continues Monday into the fire that destroyed seven boats, and damaged five others and the dock at Lake Arrowhead on Friday morning. San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock says the fire has been deemed suspicious in nature.READ MORE: Vigil Held For 18-Year-Old Rylee Goodrich, 1 Of 2 Teen Victims Shot And Killed In Corona Movie Theater
In addition, during the investigation into the fire, authorities found several of the boats had been burglarized and vandalized nearby.READ MORE: More Businesses Like The Abbey in WeHo Setting Own Vaccine Requirements For Customers
However, the coordinated fire attack did manage to save more than 30 other boats and multiple docks from suffering any damage, McClintock said.
County officials asked for the public’s help for information about both the arson fire and the boat burglaries and vandalism.MORE NEWS: 17-Year Old Girl Violently Assaulted While Jogging In Culver City
Boat owners whose vessels were not destroyed or damaged by the fire, but had been vandalized or burglarized can call the San Bernardino County sheriff’s Twin Peaks Station at (909) 336-0600 to report stolen items. Anyone with information about the fire can contact the Fire Investigation Unit at (909) 386-8400 or make an anonymous tip to We Tip at (800) 472-7766. A reward for information of up to $1,000 is available for tips leading to an arrest in this arson fire.