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Your pictures: Fleetwood Pier fire

Photo: Ian Blezard

BBC News website readers have been sending us their pictures of the fire at Fleetwood Pier in Lancashire. Ian Blezard took this photo of the pier at 7am after the fire had been raging for several hours.

Photo: Joanne Buckley

Fire crews were called to the derelict pier in the early hours of the morning just as Joanne Buckley was on her way home after working a night shift.

Photo: Tony Mullen

Tony Mullen was also on his way home from a night shift when he saw the fire at Fleetwood Pier.

Photo: Jean Taylor

The fire could also be seen across the estuary at Knott End where Jean Taylor took this photo from her living room window.

Photo: Peter Draper

The pier was still on fire when Peter Draper took this photo just before 7am...

Photo: Peter Draper

... Peter also saw some of the 60 firefighters still fighting the blaze at the pier. Photo: Peter Draper.

Photo: John Stirzaker

Police said the pier was "completely gutted". John Stirzaker took this photo of what remains of the pier...

Photo: John Stirzaker

...which has been virtually destroyed by the fire. Photo: John Stirzaker.

Photo: Paul Furness

Paul Furness grew up in Fleetwood and remembers the pier how it used to look. Send your pictures to For terms and conditions see link on the right.

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