Firework causes blaze at Combe Martin carnival celebrations
A stray firework caused a cliffside blaze in Combe Martin last night.
The fireworks were being let off from 9.30pm as part of the village's carnival celebrations.
But extra sparks flew when one of the fireworks caught part of the cliffside on fire at around 10pm.
One fire crew was called to the scene to put out the blaze.
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Dave O'Farrell, carnival secretary, said the event was well marshalled, meaning everyone was led away from the fire immediately and no injuries were caused.
"Some sparks from the fireworks caught the cliffside alight," he added. "It was right on the cliff edge. The emergency services were called out. They couldn't see the fire but they squirted a hose down the cliffside and it went out."
People took to Twitter to talk about the incident.
Lou_Lou_Bird said: "Just got back from Combe Martin wheelbarrow race. Good giggle as always. A firework catching the hill on fire was extra entertainment."
RowanMonty said: "Just watched fireworks at combe martin, and they made the mountain set on fire haha."
Earlier on in the night the penultimate day of the carnival saw the popular wheelbarrow race take place through the village along with a second parade.
Dave said last night was possibly busier than the main parade which took place on Wednesday.
He added: "We had lots of fancy dress in the parade which kept the crowds entertained.
"We also had the fantastic fireworks which were set off at 9.30. There were probably more people there last night than on Wednesday. It was really well attended."
Dave said the £2,000 worth of fireworks were the main attraction of last night, with many people commenting they were the best they had ever seen.
The final day of the carnival finishes today with a static motor show in the car park adjacent to the Pack O' Cards in the High Street.