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Eastbourne Pier fire now treated as suspicious, police say

The fire which damaged parts of 144-year-old Eastbourne Pier on Wednesday is now being treated as suspicious, Sussex Police said.

The huge fire destroyed part of the 144-year-old Grade II-listed structure and sent plumes of black smoke into the sky on Wednesday afternoon.

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Blaze engulfs arcades building on Eastbourne Pier

The major blaze on Eastbourne Pier has been captured in dramatic aerial footage.

Fire has engulfed a two-story building on the historic Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex.
The fire on the 1870s pier is believed to have occurred after wall panelling caught light in an arcades section.
Thick plumes of smoke are pouring across the seafront.

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