(Aurora, Ind.) – Some children had to wait a brief time to use their ride tickets after two small fires occurred on the opening night of the Aurora Farmers Fair.
Power to portions of the midway was cut when not one, but two transformers downtown caught fire, said Aurora Fire Department Safety Officer Kevin Turner.
The first fire struck when a temporary transformer installed to handle the extra electricity demand for the fair located near Combs Pizza blew at about 5:00 p.m. A couple hours later a second transformer located behind the Aurora Lions Club building caught fire.
Turner said the situation was handled quickly. The fair’s emergency action plan was activated to move fairgoers away from the area as a precaution. There were no injuries.
Because of the subsequent power outage, many rides in the “kiddie land” area of the midway were shut down.
Crews with Duke Energy, with assistance from Aurora Fire, Aurora Police, and the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, were able to restore the power after a short time.