PIC: Pier on Fire at the Martinez Marina

August 3, 2014 23:45 pm · 12 comments


A pier at the Martinez Marina is on fire.


Firefighters are having a tough time accessing the blaze, and are trying to back an engine into the area of the fire.

Several units from ConFire are on scene, and the cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.

Thanks to Craig Cannon for the pictures!

UPDATE, 12:21am: The fire has been extinguished.

Mtz resident August 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sounds like vandalism. Could have been started by electricity. Curious to hear the source of this.

Sofa King August 4, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Likely electrical. Pretty common cause of marina fires.

Sofa King August 4, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Unless it’s the fishing pier. Then it probably is as MTZ resident says.

Sofa King August 4, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Looking more closely at the pix, it appears to be the old ferry receiving dock.

Duck August 4, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Does anyone know which pier it was and were any boats damaged ?

Cowellian August 4, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Craig seems to have a nose for trouble.

WC August 4, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Insurance job?

Mee August 4, 2014 at 7:33 AM

fb’s a buzz in Martinez this Am. I “heard” the fire was contained to the old ferry part, but also read it was a stubborn blaze and hard to put out, and may have spread under and will probably be closed off. The whole pier. Hope not. This sucks.

Pun Police August 4, 2014 at 8:44 AM

It does “ap-pier” to be arson… evidence is “piling” up…. someone may be “harboring” a fugitive….. and that’s about it so move along, nothing left to say here.

I hope the city can August 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM

find a way to repair the pier expeditiously. Its a real popular place.

tam August 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

I used to take my dates to the pier….gets cold “wanna snuggle?” bahahaha

angler August 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Wouldn’t be surprised if it was a peta group they lay out all kinds of traps on the other side of the water.

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