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Wind turbine catches fire near Shallowater

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) –

Fire officials are on the scene of a fire south of Shallowater where a wind turbine caught fire.

This fire was off of County Road 1300 in Shallowater at the Prairie Dog Wind Project.

Officials on the scene say a generator caught on fire sparked the blaze.

Fire officials say they can only let oil in the turbine burn-off on its own due to its height. However, they say the fire is under control.

Submitted by James Todd

Submitted by James Todd

Wind turbine on fire (Source: Virginia Mae Stone)

Wind turbine on fire (Source: Virginia Mae Stone)

Source: Submitted by Cindy Mitchell, Facebook

Source: Submitted by Cindy Mitchell, Facebook

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