A huge fire has destroyed the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare. BBC website readers have been sending in their pictures. Photo: Penny Broomhall.
More than 30 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze which started at approximately 0700BST. Photo: Roger Fry.
The quarter-of-a-mile-long pier, which attracts thousands of visitors a year, reopened in April after a massive revamp. Photo: Roger Fry.
Black smoke and flames from the blaze were said to be visible from as far away as Cardiff and Bristol. Photo: Maureen Graham.
The pier originally opened in 1904, it was then destroyed by a fire in 1930. Photo: Bob Gardham
Peter Tyler first heard about the fire on the BBC news. "I went down to see it and it was huge."
Peter Tyler: "After a little while I heard what sounded like an explosion. I don't know if it was an explosion or the noise when the pier collapsed."
Derek Hitchens "My wife and I were woken by the sound of the fire engines this morning. Only last night I was taking pictures of the pier at sunset."
Graham Bloomfield "It's such a shame, all that is left of the pier is twisted smouldering steel girders. You can send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Terms and conditions on the right.