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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:

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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.

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