Eastbourne Pier Destroyed by Blaze
A huge fire ripped through the pier in the British coastal town of Eastbourne this afternoon, destroying much of the structure.
Around 40 fire-fighters attended the scene at the blaze broke out in the arcade building.
There are no reported casualties.
The BBC reports that a Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the fire and we are assisting with road closures."
The pier has stood since the 1870s and previously had a theatre on it.
The pier at Hastings was almost completely destroyed by fire in 2010, and the abandoned West Pier in Brighton burned down in 2003.