Decades-old Marina del Rey yacht club goes up in flames

Two firefighters were hurt and a Marina del Rey staple is in ruins after a raging fire ripped through the California Yacht Club. 

Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Monday at 4469 Admiralty Way and it was reported by employees. 

Crews called for additional resources during the firefight and the flames were knocked down in two hours. 

Two firefighters were hurt battling the flames and were hospitalized with moderate injuries. They were both treated and were released on Tuesday morning. 

"It just crushes me because the staff, the people associated with the club are first-class citizens," said Jeff Jackson, a member of the California Yacht Club. "It just breaks my heart because I don’t know what they’re going to do for Christmas. I just feel terrible for their families because I know this is a special place for them too." 

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A fire ripped through the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey on the evening of Dec. 12, 2023.

The yacht club was built back in 1967. It was relocated to Marina del Rey after it was founded in Wilmington Harbor, near San Pedro, in 1922.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.