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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


August 5, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm ‘repowering,’ tax credits bring big blades back to Port of Longview

An industry movement to “repower” wind farms to capture tax credits is bringing back a previously dormant cargo source to the Port of Longview. However, the flurry of activity may blow out with the end of one tax incentive in 2020. The port first started handling wind cargo, which includes turbine blades and engine parts, around 2006 amidst the “original wind energy surge,” port officials said in a news release. According to the port’s wind tonnage record, an average of . . . Complete story »


July 24, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Juniper Fire

On Saturday afternoon, fire engulfed a wind turbine south of Bickleton. Melted sections of the turbine fell to the ground surface, igniting a grass, brush, and juniper tree fire. The Juniper Fire started on Saturday July 21, 2019. The fire grew quickly and was mostly burning in the Pine Creek Drainage area south of Bickleton. The Southeast Washington Interagency Type 3 Incident Management Team 2 assumed command over the fire at 6 a.m. on Sunday. There were approximately 201 people . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Juniper Fire burning in Klickitat County

A level three evacuation is in place for three houses near where the Juniper Fire in Klickitat County is burning. The fire is currently burning in grass, sagebrush and timber. It started burning around 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. This fire is estimated at 500 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops, and infrastructure. The fire cause is under investigation. Crews will be working toward a 100′ containment line around the fire, and aggressively working on burning areas. Just before . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Fire danger near Bickleton causes evacuation order

Dry and windy weather is feeding flames south of Bickleton. Authorities ordered level 3 evacuations at the Pine Creek Drainage area. Witnesses reported a broken wind turbine started the fire Saturday. Firefighters said the Juniper Fire grew quickly in the Pine Creek Drainage area, south of Bickleton. As of Sunday night, 242 acres had burned. Containment was recorded at 40 percent. In a release, incident commander Leonard Johnson said there are about 201 people working the fire. Crews are trying . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Brush fire ignited by burning wind turbine in southern Washington

(COURTESY: KATE WATSON) BICKLETON, Wash. – Firefighters are battling a brush fire that has burned several hundred acres in rural Klickitat County so far. The fire began Saturday afternoon when a generator along a wind turbine unit began smoking and caught fire some 300 feet above the ground near Bickleton, according to the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management. Melted sections of the turbine fell to the ground, igniting a fire in the grass and brush, which quickly spread in gusty . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

‘Juniper Fire’ in Klickitat County burns more than 240 acres, threatens homes, wind farm

The state has mobilized fire crews to fight a fast-moving brush fire south of Bickleton, in Klickitat County, that has burned more than 240 acres, fire officials said Sunday. The Juniper Fire started Saturday afternoon and is burning in grass and brush in the Pine Creek Drainage south of the Yakama Indian Reservation, said Ben Shearer, a public-information officer for a state incident-management team put in place late Saturday by Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste at the request of . . . Complete story »


July 22, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Wildfire in Southern Washington caused by wind turbine that caught fire

A wildfire in southern Washington that has burned more than 350 acres was caused by melting sections of a wind turbine that fell to the ground after the turbine’s generator caught fire, fire officials said. Around 1:40 p.m. Saturday, smoke was reported to be coming from the generator of a wind turbine south of Bickleton, Washington in Klickitat County, according to a new release from Klickitat County Emergency Management. Fire engulfed the turbine 300 feet above the ground, causing melted . . . Complete story »


July 21, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Klickitat County wildfire burns over 300 acres, threatens structures

Fire crews are responding to a wildfire that broke out in eastern Klickitat County on Saturday evening and has already burned more than 300 acres. The fire started about 1:40 p.m. in the generator unit of a wind turbine about 12 miles south of Bickleton in rural Klickitat County. Flames engulfed the turbine 300 feet about the ground, Klickitat County Emergency Management said. When melted sections of the turbine fell to the ground, they ignited grass, brush and timber. The . . . Complete story »


July 21, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

State mobilization called in for Juniper Fire burning in Klickitat County

KLICKITAT COUNTY – A level three evacuation is in place for three houses near where the Juniper Fire in Klickitat County is burning. The fire is currently burning in grass, sagebrush and timber. It started burning around 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. This fire is estimated at 350 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops, and infrastructure. The fire cause is under investigation. Just before 2:00 p.m. smoke was observed coming from the generator unit of a wind turbine south . . . Complete story »


July 21, 2019 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Witnesses say broken wind turbine caused several hundred acre fire

KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. – The Juniper Fire is now 40 percent contained, according to a press release. The fire is mostly burning in the Pine Creek Drainage area south of Bickleton, WA. As of Sunday evening, the fire has burned 242 acres. 39 structures are threatened by the fire but no structures have burned. The Pine Creek Drainage area is under a level three evacuation. Crews fighting the fire are up against 28 mph wind gusts and low humidity. 201 total . . . Complete story »


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