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Aug 30, 2016 4:11 PM

Fairgrounds, site of fatal 2015 circus tent collapse in Lancaster, to reopen

The Associated Press

LANCASTER (AP) — An annual fair in New Hampshire is set to open again this week about a year after two Vermont spectators were killed there last year during a circus tent collapse.

A 41-year-old father and his 6-year-old daughter were killed during the collapse at the Lancaster fairgrounds last summer when a storm blew through the area. Fifty others were hurt.

The Caledonian Record reports the fair — which typically attracts thousands — opens again on Thursday.

Fairgrounds officials say tent inspections will be more thorough this year. They'll work with the state fire marshal's office to perform tent inspections.

Privately owned tents will be inspected if the public is expected to enter them. A permit is also mandatory for tents that expect to accommodate 50 or more people.


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