An investigation has been launched into a possible case of arson in Long Beach, after up to a dozen rental boats were found destroyed at the Alamitos Bay Marina. The boats, belonging to London Boat Rentals, were fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene in the early hours of Monday morning. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, although up to five of the boats sank as a result of the blaze.
Authorities have not yet confirmed whether the fire was intentionally set, but the marina’s property manager is reviewing surveillance video. The incident has caused significant damage to the rental company’s fleet and has disrupted its business operations.