Live updates

60 firefighters tackling major fire on Eastbourne Pier

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:




PICTURES: Eastbourne pier on fire - 8 crews on scene

Eastbourne Pier
Crews are currently dealing with the fire at the pier Credit: @Danielle284_

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.

Eastbourne Pier
No one is believed to be injured Credit: @PauloCostaUK

There are no report of injuries. The incident is ongoing.

Load more updates


Today's top stories