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Wind turbine fire in Mahanoy Township  

Credit:  By Andrew Leibenguth on March 16, 2014 | tamaquaarea.wordpress.com ~~

Firefighters were called Saturday evening (March 15, 2014) to the Locust Ridge Wind Farm on the Brandonville Mountain in Mahonoy Township for a report of a turbine on fire. They arrived to a fully-involved fire.

Mahanoy City and other area firefighters remained on scene as a precaution until the fire burned out.

The Locust Ridge Wind Farm consists of 64 (two megawatt) wind turbines – capable of powering 64,000 homes.

Photo from John Desjardine, Facebook

Photo from John Desjardine, Facebook

Photo from John Desjardine, Facebook

Photo from John Desjardine, Facebook

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Photo from Schuylkill County Firewire, Facebook

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Photo from Schuylkill County Firewire, Facebook

Photo taken by Pete Walinchus, via Schuylkill County Firewire, Facebook

Photo taken by Pete Walinchus, via Schuylkill County Firewire, Facebook

Source:  By Andrew Leibenguth on March 16, 2014 | tamaquaarea.wordpress.com

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