A wind power plant located between Oldersbek and Rantrum (North Friesland) burst into flames on Monday. According to the fire department, the nacelle of the plant burned at about 70 meters above the ground. Smoke and flames were visible nearly ten kilometers away in Husum. Firefighters received numerous calls. Firefighters from Rantrum and Oldersbek were in use. The fire was eventually put out according to a spokesman and no one was hurt.
In Emsland the fire department is powerless
In recent months, several wind turbines have caught fire in northern Germany. In early July the gear housing of a wind turbine in Lathen (Emsland) burned. With flames reaching 80 meters in the air, the fire department was powerless to respond.
Blades fall burning onto the pitch
A similar fire happened at Feuerwehreinsatz in Oederquart (Stade County), where a turbine, standing approximately 70 meters high, burned. The firefighters were powerless without correspondingly long aerial ladders. They blocked the system off and looked on as two of the three rotor burning blades fell to the ground.
In both cases, technical defects were the likely cause of the fires.
Translation to English assisted using Google Translate.