Credit: by KATU.com Staff |
A railroad bridge burns Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018 in Arlington, Oregon. Firefighters said a wind turbine caught fire, sparking a blaze. (Photo: North Gilliam Fire Protection District)
ARLINGTON, Ore. –
A wind turbine caught fire Thursday, sparking a 2,000-acre wildfire, according to the North Gilliam Rural Fire Protection District.
The turbine was on Rattlesnake Road and, according to firefighters, the fire jumped Highway 19, closing the road.
Firefighters got the fire out but not before two railroad bridges were burned.
No evacuations were needed.
by KATU.com Staff |
This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.
The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.