Yesterday evening I went back to the sea front to have a look at the aftermath of the Grand Pier fire, and the view was not pretty. Fire crews were still working hard and the beach was closed for hundreds of yards in each direction around the pier.
This panoramic photo shows the fire crews still dousing the smouldering ruins with water. Click on the photo to make it biggger:
It’s interesting to note that the tower still standing is the right hand front tower, one of four towers that were on each corner of the main structure. It’s apparently where the fire started, which to me is surprising that it’s the only one of the four that survived the fire without collapsing.