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Large wind turbine owned by Forward Energy burns itself out  

Credit:  Wind turbine damaged by fire | Written by Laurie Ritger | The Reporter Media | July 16, 2013 | www.fdlreporter.com ~~

TOWN OF LOMIRA – Fire damaged a large wind turbine last weekend in the Forward Energy wind farm between Knowles and LeRoy in Dodge County.

The fire was reported at 12:34 a.m. Saturday at W2397 County Trunk K, according to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

The Forward Energy wind farm was constructed by Invenergy. The fire took place on a turbine located in the southernmost part of the project.

A Forward Energy wind turbine damaged by fire stands idle just west of Knowles in Dodge County / Patrick Flood/The Reporter Media

A Forward Energy wind turbine damaged by fire stands idle just west of Knowles in Dodge County / Patrick Flood/The Reporter Media

Invenergy supplied a statement Tuesday that said its staff, along with local firefighters, were on scene of the fire that eventually burned itself out.

“Staff members monitored the incident, which concluded at approximately 2 a.m.,” according to the statement sent by Alissa Krinsky, director of communications at Invenergy’s Chicago office. “There were no injuries and the turbine involved in the incident is not being operated at this time. Such turbine fires are rare, and the root cause of the incident now is being determined.”

Fire early Saturday seriously damaged a wind turbine located on County Trunk K between Knowles and Leroy in Dodge County. / Patrick Flood/The Reporter Media

Fire early Saturday seriously damaged a wind turbine located on County Trunk K between Knowles and Leroy in Dodge County. / Patrick Flood/The Reporter Media

A wind turbine at the Forward Energy wind farm in Dodge County was damaged by fire early Saturday. / Submitted photo

A wind turbine at the Forward Energy wind farm in Dodge County was damaged by fire early Saturday. / Submitted photo

Source:  Wind turbine damaged by fire | Written by Laurie Ritger | The Reporter Media | July 16, 2013 | www.fdlreporter.com

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