Open fires banned on Wolfe Island following wind tower scare
"Last month there was a controlled fire that got out of control pretty quickly," Jablonicky said. "By 3 o'clock we lost visual sight of one turbine and another turbine shut down. They have built in detectors, and the fire got pretty large. Our guys called the fire department and to their credit James' crew arrived and dealt with the fire pretty quickly," Mike said. " If we had men up in those towers, it could have been disastrous.
April 22, 2010
by Margaret Knott
in EMC News
Finally the rain that usually arrives in March has come to the region but not soon enough to prevent a grassfire at the head of the island. This was a cause of real concern, not only to fire Chief James White, but very particularly to Mike Jablonicky, Site Supervisor of the Wolfe Island Wind Farm, when it threatened turbines # 2 and 5. Both Mike and the Chief attended the Township of Frontenac Islands' April meeting on Howe Island.
"Last month there was a controlled fire that got out of control pretty quickly," Jablonicky said. "By 3 o'clock we lost... [continue via Web link]