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Weston-Super-Mare blaze claims iconic pavilion

Weston-Super-Mare’s Pavilion at the end of the historic Grand Pier was gutted by a huge blaze in the early hours of the morning.

Fire fighters were unable to prevent the 104-year-old structure being razed to the ground despite arriving on site minutes after receiving reports of flames and smoke emanating from the building.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service have been inspecting the pier itself from the sea by hovercraft and believe it not at risk of collapse.

The pavilion has recently had renovation work done at a cost of £500,000, with a new indoor go-kart track and climbing wall being added in April this year.

This is the second fire in the one-and-a-half mile long wooden pavilion’s history, as it was badly damaged ion 1930.

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