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Weston pier fire in video

The historic Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare has been destroyed in a blaze.

Dozens of firefighters fought to tackle the fire which took hold of the partly wooden pier in the North Somerset seaside resort early on Monday.

No-one was injured, though black smoke and flames were said to be visible from as far away as Cardiff, Gloucestershire and north Devon.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

IMAGES OF THE WESTON FIRE

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Footage from the fire which destroyed much of the pier

Images through the morning as a blaze took hold of the pier.

HOW FIRE TOOK HOLD OF THE PIER

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How the fire took hold of the 104-year-old pier

Jon Kay looks back over the dramatic fire in Weston-Super-Mare.

REACTION FROM WITNESSES

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Eyewitnesses describe what they saw

Some of the early images of the blazing pier, along with comments from some of the first people who saw the pier on fire.

OWNER VOWS TO RESTORE PIER

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Kerry Michael says his thoughts are with those who worked on the pier

The pier's co-owner Kerry Michael promises to "work tirelessly" to restore the landmark.

VIEW FROM THE BEACH

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The view of the pier as seen by people on Weston beach

A BBC camera caught a view of the smouldering pier, and people watching it, from the beach.

HELICOPTER VIEW

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A bird's eye view of the pier

Views of what remained of the blazing pier, with images from viewers and the BBC helicopter, at about 1000 BST on Monday, a few hours after the fire took hold.

GRAND PIER THROUGH THE AGES

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Archive footage of the pier

A look back at the colourful history of Weston-Super-Mare's 104-year-old Grand Pier.



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