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Last Updated: Tuesday September 09 2008 07:52 GMT

In pictures: Fire destroys Fleetwood pier

Firefighters were called to help tackle the blaze at about 4.30am on Tuesday morning. (Picture by Ms Kerr)

Firefighters were called to help tackle the blaze at about 4.30am on Tuesday morning.

More than 80 fire fighters battled to get it under control (Picture by Ian Blezard)

More than 80 fire fighters battled to get it under control.

Firefighters used water from a nearby lake to try to put the fire out. But it's thought the building was gutted. (Picture by Ian Blezard)

Firefighters used water from a nearby lake to try to put the fire out. But it's thought the building was gutted.

Smoke could be seen from miles away (Picture by Jean Taylor)

Smoke could be seen from miles away.

At 8am on Tuesday this is what the remains of the pier looked like (Picture by Mr Wilson)_

At 8am on Tuesday this is what the remains of the pier looked like.

You can still see some flames but firefighters managed to get the blaze under control.  (Picture by Mr Wilson)_

You can still see some flames but firefighters managed to get the blaze under control.