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Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm turbine fire  

Credit:  www.adelaidenow.com.au 2 February 2009 ~~

A $6 million wind turbine has caught fire near Port Lincoln, starting blazes on the ground as embers fall.

The fire, at the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm about 30km southwest of the town, was first noticed by a boat about 1am.

The turbine is alight halfway up its 60m structure, making it difficult for the 14 Country Fire Service firefighters trying to deal with it to extinguish the blaze.

They are also busy controlling the spotfires, but consider the situation to be safe.

The cause of the blaze is as yet unknown.

Source:  www.adelaidenow.com.au 2 February 2009

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