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Wind turbine fire at Butterwick Wind Farm, near Sedgefield 

Credit:  By Georgia Banks, Staff Reporter | The Northern Echo | www.thenorthernecho.co.uk ~~

The wind turbine near Sedgefield. Picture: Scott Akoz Photography

A wind turbine has caught fire at Butterwick Wind Farm, near Sedgefield.

Witnesses said smoke and flames could be seen on the turbine’s blades.

The incident is believed to have happened around 6pm on Thursday evening.

(Video: Scott Akoz Photography)

A spokesperson from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said fire crews from Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee attended the scene.

The force mobilised their flexi duty officer who informed Northern PowerGrid of the incident.

A wind farm turbine caught fire near Sedgefield. Picture: Scott Akoz Photography

EDF Energy supplier is now dealing with the incident.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and no one was injured.

Source:  By Georgia Banks, Staff Reporter | The Northern Echo | www.thenorthernecho.co.uk

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