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Firefighters respond to wind turbine fire

The turbine appears to be part of EDP Renewables' Blue Canyon Wind facility. There were four phases to the project totalling 424 megawatts and located in Caddo, Comanche, and Kiowa Counties. The project uses a combination of Vestas and GE model wind turbines. The news report did not cite the make or model of the burned turbine. The initial turbines (phase 1) were placed in service in 2003. 

CADDO-COMANCHE COUNTY, OK - Fire fighters responded to a wind turbine fire out near the Comanche-Caddo County line on Saturday night. Firefighters were called out to the fire around 6:30 p.m. It's near State Highway 115 by the Caddo-Comanche County line.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, Comanche County officials said the responding agencies aren't getting too close to the wind turbine for fear the fire would weaken the structure, and fall over. They were keeping the fire contained to that area, and letting the fire burn itself out.

Fire agencies in Caddo and Kiowa county responded, as well as Wichita Mountain Estates, Meers Porter Hill and Indiahoma volunteer fire departments.


Source: http://www.kswo.com/story/3...

JUL 29 2017
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