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  1. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default A sad day for Weston-Super-Mare

    Some may have seen the tragic news about the iconic Weston-Super-Mare pier. http://www.itvlocal.com/west/

    If the video above doesn't show click here to view it.

    The fire was too strong and there is not a lot left of the pier.

    I spent many summers as a kid there, it's a very sad lost and my thoughts go to all the workers and their families effected.

    Fortunately there are currently no known casualties.
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  2. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    How was the fire started?

  3. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarboyZR1 »
    How was the fire started?
    This is not known yet, engineers are viewing the pier to check the structure is safe before investigators can walk along it.

    The rumor is it was started by a chip pan as the area that was ablaze first was where the chip pans and hotdog makers were.
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  4. T3hReaper91 is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    they got onto it 30mins ago but doubt anything will be known for a few days yet

  5. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
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    That sucks and thats one of the biggest clouds of smoke I have ever seen!

  6. Nipper is offline \/ The REAL TDUCk \/
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScottishSpotter »
    That sucks and thats one of the biggest clouds of smoke I have ever seen!
    Didn't see the Hemel Hempstead fire thing then?
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  7. HSVxSEXY_TIME? is offline Ferrari F575 Maranello <3
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    it was me.

    not smug, but proud owner of a DFP.

    i'm happy with it!


  8. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSVxSEXY_TIME? »
    it was me.
    Oh, how hilarious you are.

  9. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Grandparents live down there so been there many times. Great loss but the owners say they shall re-build it.
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  10. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    It was open today for visitors to walk part way along for a closer look at the damage. From the TV shots on the news is shows just how hot it got. Plus lots of twisted metal and debris to clear up.
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  11. khevolution is offline Most likely To Hit a Tree
     
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    there was a fire on my local pier about 15-16 years ago, and it still hasn't been rebuilt, like they said they would, they just built a brand new one, about 300yrds down the road and is now one of the UK's biggest tourist locations

    the burnt pier is now just a lump of metal that resembles a building, quite sad actually

  12. Captain_ClutchKick is offline Slidey slidey!
     
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    Bet it was an insurance job. I used to think it was a made up town...
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  13. Nipper is offline \/ The REAL TDUCk \/
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_ClutchKick »
    Bet it was an insurance job.
    I have heard that from a lot of people, even a guy I know who pulls insurance scams himself says that it is the most likely reason. After all, we are giving a chip pan fire a bit too much credit for the damage it caused?
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  14. Speedtouch is offline I Wish I Was Special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N1PPER »
    Didn't see the Hemel Hempstead fire thing then?
    That was epic. That explosion was heard in London!

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