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Fire damages restrooms at Santa Maria’s Armstrong Park

Posted at 11:23 AM, Apr 29, 2019

UPDATE: The City of Santa Maria says portable restrooms will be placed at the park on Tuesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fire has damaged another part of Santa Maria’s Armstrong Park.

The City of Santa Maria says the fire, which was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, caused extensive damage to the wooden restroom building.

The structure is now closed while officials discuss options for repairs.

In a Tweet Monday morning, Santa Maria Fire said the restrooms were set on fire. The City says the investigation is ongoing.

In March 2017, the playground at the park was destroyed after being set on fire. The park, located at 1000 East Chapel St., re-opened about a year later.

Anyone with information on the latest fire is asked to call the Santa Maria Fire Department at (805) 925-0951, ext. 2255.

The city says it will place portable restrooms at the park on Tuesday.