Firefighters tackled a blaze at Weymouth's Pleasure Pier last night.

A crew of fire fighters rushed to the scene at around 9.14pm after being called to a fire at the popular sunbathing and fishing spot - which had been packed with crowds enjoying the sunshine just a few hours earlier.

Crews found a timber post alight upon their arrival.

A spokesman for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "While Weymouth wholetime firefighters were covering Dorchester on standby, Weymouth on-call firefighters were called to a small fire in the open on the Pleasure Pier.

"On arrival there were visible embers burning within a single timber post, which crews extinguished using one hose reel jet."