Firefighters put out blaze in carnival ghost ride trailer

Firefighters had to put out a blaze in a trailer which housed a carnival ghost train ride.

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 5:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 7:18 am
Hazard Lane, in East Rainton. Copyright Google Maps.

Officers from North Moor, Washington and Hebburn stations were called out to Hazard Lane, in East Rainton, on Monday night.

The 20m by 2m trailer, weighing 29 tonnes, was 100% severely damaged by the blaze, but thankfully the driver of the HGV towing the trailer had managed to pull off from the road and stop in a gap.

He then detached the trailer from the vehicle.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Firefighters used two jets and two hose reels to extinguish the blaze and two breathing apparatus were also used.

The incident happened at about 9.40pm.