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WATCH: More details revealed after Cornwall fair fire

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:19am 1st October 2018. (Updated at 9:43am 1st October 2018)

It has emerged one person was treated for breathing in smoke after that fire at a fun fair in Cornwall.

Firefighters from Newquay and St Dennis were scrambled to a ride at Summercourt on Saturday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the House of Horrors after the blaze broke out in the trailer.


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One person has been treated for breathing in smoke after a fire broke out on a fun fair ride in Cornwall


Visitors have told Pirate FM staff rushed to get extinguishers from some of the other rides to douse the flames.

They were ushering people away before firefighters turned up, by which stage the blaze was out.


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Smoke could be seen billowing from the House of Horrors at Summercourt on Saturday afternoon


"I was on the ride next to it at the time. I saw some small smoke as I was going round on the ride, then I noticed the big thick black smoke that was covering us.

"As soon as it stopped I ran and got my phone off my mate and called for the fire brigade - it seemed like no one else had.

"I went over as I'm a first aider but no one was inside. I was at the fair with my service users so had duty of care to them and to get them away.

"I later went to one of the firefighters and he informed me that it was a lose connection which caught the fire. Just lucky that no-one was in there".

Vistor, Katherine Badger


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Firefighters from Newquay and St Dennis were scrambled to Summercourt on Saturday, but say the fire was out on arrival


However, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has not released any information about what caused the fire.

"Cornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a fair ground ride in School Lane, Summercourt.

"One pump from Newquay and one pump from St Dennis Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised by Critical Control.

"On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed a fire on a fair ground ride trailer. The trailer, which was approximately 10m by 3m over 2 storeys was out on arrival.

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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed the blaze broke out on a trailer but there is no word yet on what caused it

"Crews damped down the fire and requested the ambulance for one person suffering smoke inhalation.

"Crews administered oxygen and assisted with first aid while waiting for the ambulance.

"A handover form was completed and the incident was left safe".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Pirate FM has contacted the operators, Rowlands FunFair, for a statement.

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