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Your pictures: Weston pier fire

Photo: Penny Broomhall

A huge fire has destroyed the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare. BBC website readers have been sending in their pictures. Photo: Penny Broomhall.

Photo: Roger Fry

More than 30 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze which started at approximately 0700BST. Photo: Roger Fry.

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.

Photo: Maureen Graham

Black smoke and flames from the blaze were said to be visible from as far away as Cardiff and Bristol. Photo: Maureen Graham.

Photo Bob Gardham

The pier originally opened in 1904, it was then destroyed by a fire in 1930. Photo: Bob Gardham

Photo: Peter Tyler

Peter Tyler first heard about the fire on the BBC news. "I went down to see it and it was huge."

Photo: Peter Tyler

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."

Photo: Derek Hitchens

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."

Photo: Graham Bloomfield

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 Terms and conditions on the right.

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