The historic landmark has been turned into an empty shell after the devastating blaze.
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Witnesses have posted video of the Eastbourne Pier fire on YouTube, showing thick smoke pouring across the East Sussex seaside town's skies.
Around 60 firefighters are tackling the major blaze on Eastbourne Pier.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire has engulfed a two-storey building on the pier, around 50 metres from the shoreline.
One of Eastbourne's seafront hoteliers tweeted their despair at seeing thick smoke pouring from the 1870s pier:
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews are attending an incident on Eastbourne Pier. They were alerted at 15.13 on 30 July 2014 to reports of a small fire - believed to be in wall panelling - in a part of the Pier housing arcade games.
There are no report of injuries. The incident is ongoing.
Sitting on Eastbourne beach and pier is on fire http://t.co/Rs8CKAEqMf
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