|rakshas||Date: Thursday, 31-July-2014, 4:02 PM | Message # 1|
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A huge fire has broken out at Eastbourne Pier after one of the arcade buildings caught alight at the popular seaside resort. At least 60 fire-fighters are battling to save the iconic Victorian landmark, where the blaze is tearing through the large two-storey arcade building. Scores of beachgoers and tourists have been evacuated from the area by police as fire-fighters attack the flames. Despite high winds hampering efforts in battling the blaze, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said crews are making "reasonable progress" from the coastal side of the building, from the beach and from underneath the Pier. Police have said no-one appeared to be trapped on the pier, adding they were not treating it as suspicious. Report by Claire Lomas.
A huge fire broke out on Eastbourne pier on the south coast of England on Wednesday. Black and white plumes of smoke were seen rising from the burning building while fire crews tried to put the blaze out. Local media reported that the fire broke out behind some wood panelling in the arcade building on the Victorian landmark. Tourists and vendors working at the pier where evacuated by police.
The iconic pier was featured in a number of films, including Michael Caine's "Last Orders."
Message edited by rakshas - Thursday, 31-July-2014, 4:13 PM