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Wind Power News: Accidents: fire

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October 31, 2019 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Kern County Fire working to put out wind turbine fire in Mojave

Kern County Fire has confirmed that a wind turbine caught fire around 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mojave causing a grass fire. Fire officials told Scripps station KERO in Bakersfield the wind turbine is located on the west-side of Highway 14 and crew members are working to put the fire out. A vegetation fire was contained after the flames from the wind turbine fell onto the grass area, according to Kern County Fire. Officials said the grass fire has been contained. . . . Complete story »


October 29, 2019 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Fire at a wind farm in Puttalam

Oct 29, Colombo: A fire has broken out at a private wind power plant in Daluwa, Puttalam last evening. Investigations carried out by the Norochcholai Police have revealed that the fire was caused by a technical fault which occurred inside one of the wind turbines. Residents have seen the fire erupting near the top of the wind turbine and pieces falling to the ground. The wind turbine, 100 meters in height, supplies two megawatts to the national grid. No casualties . . . Complete story »


October 12, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Blade falls off windmill, narrowly missing homes in Ocean Gate

One of the blades of a wind turbine in Ocean County fell off, narrowly missing some homes. It happened in Ocean Gate around 10:45 a.m. Samantha Albin says that it was like something out of a movie. “It was really scary. It was kind of like one of those ‘Final Destination’ things,” she says. Albin was at home when the blade fell off the wind turbine. “I heard a really loud boom. I thought it was maybe like a car . . . Complete story »


October 12, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Windmill blade comes flying down onto Ocean Gate front lawn

It was a scary moment in Ocean Gate Friday morning around 11:00 am when a blade from a windmill came flying down from the sky and onto a residents front lawn on East Arverne Avenue. The turbine blade hit a service line and then fell onto the front lawn, Ocean Gate resident Kate Ranuro tells WOBM News. Ocean Gate Police Chief Mike Kuchta tells WOBM News that there are no injuries and that the turbines have been manually shut off. . . . Complete story »


October 9, 2019 • AustriaPrint storyE-mail story

Dichter Qualm: Windrad plötzlich in Flammen

Video: Feuerwehr Einsatz der Feuerwehr am Montag im burgenländischen Kittsee: Ein Windrad war plötzlich in Brand geraten, rasch bildete sich eine dichte, schwarze Rauchsäule, die bereits von Weitem zu sehen war. Die Einsatzkräfte konnten vor Ort allerdings lediglich für die nötige Sicherheit sorgen. Passanten hatten die Flammen in den Abendstunden bemerkt und alarmierten die Feuerwehr. Die sofort herbeigeilten Florianis konnten vor Ort jedoch nicht viel ausrichten. Sie sperrten das Gebiet in einem Umkreis von 500 Metern ab und sorgten dafür, . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine fire at Butterwick Wind Farm, near Sedgefield

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. EDF Energy supplier is . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Giant wind turbine destroyed in blaze near major road

A giant wind turbine has been destroyed in a fire. Fire crews were called to the blaze at the wind farm, at High Swainston Farm, close to the A689 running between Wynyard and Sedgefield, before 6pm on Thursday. One of the turbines had caught alight where the blade is attached to the tower. Smoke from the fire could be seen from as far at the A19 flyover. Two fire crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue remained at . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wynyard A689 wind farm is shut down as investigation into turbine blaze begins

A wind farm has temporarily shut down while an investigation into a turbine blaze begins. Flames could be seen around 10 miles away from the site at Swainston Lane, near High Swainston Farm, close to the A689 at Wynyard, on Thursday evening. The blaze also triggered more than 90 calls to Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service after it started at around 5.45pm. Crews from Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee stations were there in turn for three hours as they . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine blaze sparks more than 90 calls to fire service as flames rise from propellers

More than 90 calls have been made to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service reporting the blaze off Swainston Lane, near High Swainston Farm, off Hartlepool Road off the A689, between the A19 and Sedgefield. The service sent a crew from Newton Aycliffe to the scene initially before a crew from Peterlee took over. Firefighters are keeping a watch on the incident, allowing the fire to go out of its own accord, and watching for the blades to . . . Complete story »


September 25, 2019 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Worker killed, another critically injured in Newton wind tower plant accident

NEWTON, Iowa – One worker was killed and another critically injured Saturday in an accident at a wind tower manufacturing plant in Newton. Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik said the Newton Fire Department responded to the Arcosa Wind Towers plant, at 801 N 19th Ave E., between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday because of an accident involving employees. Two employees were transported to metro hospitals, one by air ambulance. Arcosa spokesperson, Jeff Eller, tells Channel 13 one of those . . . Complete story »


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