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Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier
BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/30/2014 1:14:31 PM

A huge fire is ripping through Eastbourne Pier. It is believed the blaze broke out behind some wood panelling in the arcade building. Sian Ellis, a hotel manager in the town, said the pier was an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke". "We´ve just had another explosion there and it´s very, very frightening and hugely saddening for the whole of the town," she said. About 60 firefighters are tackling the blaze.The pier has been evacuated and there are no reports of any injuries. Mark Sawyer, who is the coxwain of Eastbourne Lifeboat, said: "The main structure is gone

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At what I imagine is the height of tourist season. A major attraction in East Sussex if you need more than beautiful countryside.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/30/2014 1:15:17 PM     (No. 9946455)

Note: Lots of photos.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 7/30/2014 1:19:59 PM     (No. 9946463)

When I spend a weekend in the UK, this is one of my favorite places to go to people watch!

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