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Eastbourne Pier fire: Read how the story developed

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Summary

  • East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were alerted at 15.13 to the fire
  • At the height of the blaze 80 firefighters are at the scene
  • RNLI crews from Eastbourne, Newhaven and Hastings also aided the fire service
  • The blaze believed to have started in wall panelling
  • Sussex Police say no-one was trapped by the fire when it broke out
  • The fire is not believed to be suspicious at this time
  • At 19:47 the fire service said the fire is now being brought under control
  • At 20:39 fire investigators arrived at the Eastbourne landmark
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