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Workers clean up damage after storms cause scare at fair

No one suffered serious injuries, but the situation was definitely scary.

On Monday night, strong winds from storms blew down three tents at the Lions Club Bluegrass Fair in Lexington, injuring six people.

Workers at the fair spent Tuesday morning cleaning up the damage. They've already removed most of what was left over from the damaged tents.

Those who were at the fair during the storm say it was an experience they'll never forget.

"All the big metal poles started closing in underneath of us, and then we were trapped just like a present inside," said Angie Robinson, who was inside a tent at the fair.

"The far end of the tent just started rippling, and then the whole thing collapsed," said Carrie Davis, who was working inside the petting zoo tent.

Davis is an agriculture teacher. She says her first concern was the students.

"You make that lap around the tent to check your kids," Davis said. "I was just afraid with every lift of the tent flaps I was going to find something I never wanted to call a parent and tell them about."

Fortunately, all of the students inside the tent were safe. The animals inside the tent were taken to a safe shelter.

One of the tents blown down just needed some small repairs. The other two tents are being replaced.

Of the six people injured, three were taken to a hospital. None of the injuries was serious.

The Bluegrass Fair will open again Tuesday afternoon at 5.

Those who had to leave early Monday because of the storms will be given admission for another day.


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