Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Eastbourne Pier update

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of the Eastbourne Pier fire.

At the height of the incident, 80 firefighters were at the scene.

A water bowser was used to relay water and an aerial platform was used as a water tower to tackle the fire. Firefighters also worked off lifeboats, aiming water at the fire from the sea. Ground monitors were put in place to provide unmanned large firefighting jets of water.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went onto the Pier and underneath the Pier to prevent the spread of the fire. Light portable pumps were used to pump sea water onto the fire.

The Maritime team from Newhaven who worked with lifeboats and Coastguard teams.

Fire investigators are now on site.

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