BREAKING: Burnham-on-Sea pier blaze

BREAKING: Burton-on-Sea pier blaze
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A fire has started on the historical Burnham-on-Sea pier.

It is understood that the fire on the pier broke out just before lunchtime.

Photographs from the scene show a fire at the back of the pavilion.


Burnham-on-Sea Pier

Devon and Somerset firefighters are trying to put the blaze out, as well as firefighters from Avon Fire and Rescue.

The road that goes along the beach has been sectioned off while the fire is being dealt with.

The pier was built between 1911 and 1914 and is one of Britain’s oldest illuminated seaside piers. It was also one of the first concrete structures of its type in Europe to be built.

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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.


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