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.