Pier Fire video: Fire breaks out on Eastbourne Pier

A fire has broken out on Eastbourne Pier this afternoon (Wednesday).

Firefighters, police, coastguards and lifeboat crew are at the scene after a fire was discovered in a wall panel of an arcade at the front of the Victorian structure.

Eastbourne Fire

Eastbourne Fire

The Pier has been evacuated and it is not yet known if anyone is left on the Pier.

The cause of the blaze is thought at this time to be one of the fruit machines in the amusement arcade catching fire.

For more news and photos on the blaze on the Pier, keep checking our website regularly.