UPDATED: Firefighters tackle blaze on Worthing Pier

SIX fire engines were called to a fire at Worthing Pier this evening (June 13).

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West Sussex Fire and Rescue said firefighters were called to the scene just after 8.30pm.

The flames were out by 10pm but the coastguard and lifeboat were still on scene.

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Two teams from Shoreham’s RNLI Lifeboat Station have been launched to assess the scene from the water.

On Twitter a spokesman for the charity said that volunteers were ‘checking for hot spots’ using a thermal imaging camera.

Earlier this evening, one eyewitness took to Facebook saying: “Just saw loads of smoke coming from that direction.”

Reports on Twitter have suggested there was a function taking place on the pier at the time which has been moved to another location.

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