Remembering the Hastings Pier fire eight years on

Eight years ago today, Hastings woke up to the devastating news of a large inferno ripping through the pier, causing 95 per cent worth of damage to the structure.

We have taken a look through the archives to recall how the news of Tuesday, October 5, 2010 – one of the town’s darkest days – and the following days were covered.

A photo of the Hastings Pier fire taken at 6.20am on October 5, 2010. Picture: Justin Lycett

A photo of the Hastings Pier fire taken at 6.20am on October 5, 2010. Picture: Justin Lycett