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