The Olympic torch went out for the first time on Monday during the London 2012 relay, organisers confirmed.
The torch was attached to the side of Para-badminton star David Follett's wheelchair in Great Torrington, Devon, when the flame went out shortly before 10am.
A spokeswoman for LOCOG said: "The flame went out due to a malfunctioning burner.
"It is not uncommon for a flame to go out and this can happen for a number of reasons, for example, in extreme winds."
A replacement torch was brought out from the convoy of vehicles and was lit from the mother flame.
"We keep the mother flame in specially designed miners' lanterns so if the flame does go out for some reason on the relay we relight it from the source of the flame," the spokeswoman added.
Follett was left paralysed at 19 when he was struck by a car.
But after returning to college to complete his A-Levels he looked at what sports were available to wheelchair athletes and helped to set up a badminton club.
With his playing partner, Follett has been unbeaten for three years in the four nations competitions and he is now the Para-badminton world No 1 in his class.
The torch relay entered its third day on Monday and will see dozens of unsung and hard-working individuals get their moment in the spotlight as they carry the torch from Exeter to Taunton.
They will carry the Olympic Flame alongside some of Britain's top sport stars, including Ashes-winning cricketer Marcus Trescothick and Olympic gold medal-winning triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.
Some of the Olympic torchbearers have started to cash in on their once-in-a-lifetime privilege by selling their torches on eBay.
Before the first day of the relay was completed, the gold torches appeared on the online auction site.
A torch used during the relay on Saturday is currently attracting bids of more than £30,000.
The seller lists the item as: "An amazing sporting souvenir, be one of the first to have one!"
Other torchbearers have pledged to donate the proceeds from the sale to charity.
Sarah Milner Simonds, from Burnham-on-Sea, who is selling her torch to raise money for the project she represents, said she had received a bid of more than £150,000.
Ms Milner said she still needed to check if the bid was genuine.
"It only occurred to me to do it on Saturday night," she told BBC Breakfast.
"The sale closed last night at 10 o'clock and the final bid was £153,000."
The torchbearer, who was nominated for her work as a community gardener for the People's Plot, said she was dismayed that people who objected to her decision had started sending her abusive emails.
"Obviously it has really upset people but I think that it's not something that is really me to keep my shiny trophy on a mantelpiece when it is obvious how much good one can do with the money that someone might be willing to pay for it."
Ms Milner will be carrying the flame through the village of Dunster this afternoon.
Sellers have also auctioned off the uniform they wore while carrying the flame.
The other torchbearers running on Monday range in age from children from Minehead School to 91-year-old Arthur Gilbert.
Mr Gilbert will be one of the oldest of the 8,000 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame on the way to the July 27 opening ceremony.
The nonagenarian, from Burnham-on-Sea, will carry the flame through Minehead.
His nomination said he received an MBE in 2008 to recognise 35 years of charity work.
Mr Gilbert ran his first triathlon at the age of 68 and completed his most recent race in June last year in 2 hours 45 minutes 43 seconds.
"Arthur lost his son and his wife to cancer recently, looking after both of them at home and still keeping his training going," his nominator said.
"He is a shining example to all the young people who use the local sports facilities and has a large following of supporters."
Milkman James Winter, 40, from Chard, will also carry the torch in Minehead.
His nominator said: "The community he delivers the milk in rely on him to be there in all weathers.
"Even in the deepest snow he manages to deliver extra milk and make sure the elderly people on his round are OK and have enough suppliers.
"He goes out of his way to call on people to check they are OK on a weekly basis."
Mr Winter has also completed the London marathon three times for charity.
Organisers will be hoping for a repeat of the scenes on the first two days of the relay when excited people packed the streets of Cornwall and Devon to catch a glimpse of the torch.
Sunday began at the Plymouth Life Centre with the torch in the hands of 18-year-old Jordan Anderton.
Inspirational former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod, who lost an arm and two legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, was a torchbearer in Plymouth.
The relay travelled from Plymouth, through Totnes, Paignton and Torquay on the south Devon coast, before finishing in Exeter for an evening celebration.
More than 8,500 people filled Exeter Cathedral Gardens to watch a live show of music and dance.
The convoy travelling with the flame is made up of 14 core vehicles, including a pilot car, torchbearer drop-off and pick-up shuttles. There are also sponsors, media and security vehicles plus a command car.
The lead convoy provides some entertainment for the crowds. The torchbearer follows about five to seven minutes later.
A crew of approximately 350 people are set to be working on each day of the 70-day relay.
The relay also relies on the work of staff from London 2012, the Metropolitan Police Torch Security Team, the sponsors plus the host police forces and town halls.