Wind-turbine fire under investigation
Flames were consuming the top portion of a wind turbine behind the Rand Hill Dairy Farm, which is across the street from their house.
"The fire caught one of the blades and made it look like a Roman candle," Phil said. "There was a snow squall that night, but we could see the flames burning right through it."
January 31, 2012
by Shaun Kittle
ALTONA - A wind turbine in the Altona Wind Park caught fire Saturday evening, but the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
According to a press release from Noble Environmental Power, the company responsible for building the wind turbines dotting the Altona landscape, there was no damage incurred to anything besides the turbine, and there was no risk to people.
But that doesn't mean no one noticed.
As Phil Tucker and his wife, Meredith, turned onto Rand Hill Road from Military Turnpike in Altona Saturday, they were greeted by a flash that lit up the night sky.
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