BREWSTER – The Brewster Fire Department was paged at 2:02 p.m. Thursday to a wind generator fire at the intersection of 350th Avenue and 800th Street in Jackson County. According to fire chief John Garmer, the wind turbine had a “ball of flame” on top when firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire was located at the six-turbine Ewington Wind Farm, the same site where a wind generator burned two months ago. This time, the propeller blades from the turbine came down in the fire, landing in the corn field below. Garmer said the department was at the scene for about a half hour.
30 May 2008