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Eastbourne Pier has history of disasters

31 July 2014 Last updated at 10:57 BST

Fire crews have saved two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after fire destroyed part of the structure, leaving a metal skeleton.

The blaze broke out on Wednesday afternoon behind some wood panelling in the arcade building.

It's not the first time the site has been engulfed by flames. In 1970 it survived a huge fire that broke out in the Pavilion Theatre.

Laura Trant reports.