BREAKING NEWS: Eastbourne pier fire believed to have gutted amusement arcade

Eastbourne pier on fire SUS-140730-163605001
Eastbourne pier on fire SUS-140730-163605001

A ferocious fire, which broke out on the pier earlier this afternoon (Wednesday, July 31), is believed to have destroyed the amusement arcade.

A member of staff who works on the pier said smoke had begun pouring from one of the arcade machines. The fire then caught hold and has spread through the Victorian structure.

Firefighters are currently fighting the blaze, but thick black smoke is still pouring out of the pier and can be seen from miles around.

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