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Major fire destroys Hastings Pier

A major fire has destroyed most of Hastings Pier in East Sussex, a day after redevelopment plans were invited.

Two people have been arrested and detained for questioning.

Firefighters have been at the scene since the early hours attempting to save the historic structure. The fire was brought under control at 0800 BST.

Gary Ferrand from East Sussex Fire and Rescue spoke to the BBC about the damage to the pier.

James Cable sent footage to the BBC which shows the full extent of the blaze

  • 05 Oct 2010