Eastbourne Pier fire: Video on the clear up and what happens next

A major clear up operation is underway this morning after yesterday’s fire which destroyed half of Eastbourne Pier.

Emergency services were at the scene throughout the night to make sure they were no hot spots smouldering within the wreckage of the Victorian structure.

Damage to Pier Thursday morning. SUS-140731-102659001

Damage to Pier Thursday morning. SUS-140731-102659001

Council bosses and Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd surveyed the damage this morning before heading off to an emergency meeting at the Town Hall to look at ways in which the town’s business community can support the pier’s owners Six Piers, which has so far remained tight lipped about the blaze, which has caused millions of pounds damage, staff without jobs and traders who have lose their livelihood.

Chief reporter Annemarie Field reports from the wreckage of the Pier.