At 07:01 Blair County 911 alerted the Blue Knob VFD for a Wind Mill fire at the Allegheny Wind Farm in Juniata Township. Engine/Tanker 86-21, Tanker 86-22, Brush 86-71, Squad 86-41, and Special Unit 86-42 all responded on the call under the direction of Assistant Chief 86-04 (Walters). The burning unit could be see by responders as they left the fire station. Crews had to gain access via a dirt lane which was over 4 miles off of Route 164.
Units arrived on the scene to find a 300ft wind mill well involved. A perimeter was set and crews stage while the fire was left to burn itself out. Special Unit 86-42 was later deployed to recon the area for burning debris.
Mutual aid was requested from Cambria County Station 83 (Portage) and Station 72 (Lilly) as well as Blair County Station 20 (Duncansville)
Crew’s remained on the scene for over 6 hours with the area was secured.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
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