Hastings Pier Fire :: Shared Description

Started by teenage arsonists at about 1am on 5th October 2010. The fire destroyed almost all of the pier's buildings. 50 firefighters tackled the blaze which smouldered for 4 days.

Hastings town centre and surrounding areas were engulfed by smoke well into the afternoon and the main A259 coastal road was closed near the pier causing large congestion on surrounding roads.

Hastings Borough Council were in the process of compulsory purchasing Hastings pier and just days before had opened a competition for architects to put forward designs for the pier.

The pier also caught fire in 1917.
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TQ8109 : Hastings Pier Remains by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Fire damaged pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Fire damaged pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier on Fire by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier Fire by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : You can save me! by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier Fire by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Fire damage, Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier remains by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier remains by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Fire damaged pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier Fire by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Fire damage, Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Emergency Services on White Rock Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Fire damage, Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Fire damaged Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Ruins of Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Ruined pier by N Chadwick
TQ8108 : Fire damaged Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : The remnants of the pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : End of a chapter, hopefully not an era by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Fire damage, Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8108 : Fire damage, Hastings Pier by N Chadwick


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Created: Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Updated: Sat, 13 Nov 2010

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