Amble pier cordoned off after fire

Fire at the pier in Amble on New Year's Day. Picture by Jane Coltman.
Fire at the pier in Amble on New Year's Day. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Firefighters this morning cordoned off an area of the pier at Warkworth Harbour in Amble after it was damaged by a fire.

A call to alert the fire and rescue service was made at 7.53am.

The fire burnt through the wood and it has left a hole, through which the sea is visible underneath.

Police officers also attended. The fire is not believed to have been malicious.

To see a video showing the damage caused and firefighters extinguishing it and cordoning off the area, click here.