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Vestas wind turbine destroyed by fire; Burning blade crashed into farm building

The situation developed dramatically as one of the wind turbine blades which was in flames, fell into a nearby farm building that housed between 30 and 40 bull calves in the stable buildings.

On Tuesday at 4:02 pm, a Vestas wind turbine was in flames at Agerfeldvej in Sørvad south of Holstebro.

The situation developed dramatically as one of the wind turbine blades which was in flames, fell into a nearby farm building.

According to TV MIDTVEST's information, the property at Agerfeldvej included a farmhouse where no one lives. However, the buildings were not completely empty. According to Brand and Rescue Midtvest there were between 30 and 40 bull calves in the stable buildings.

"The windmill stands above a two-sided farm shelter where the bull calves are housed. The blades fell into the building, and caused fire to spread to the barn and straw in there, which we have tried to control," says Lars Stensbjerg, who is the leader of fire and rescue MidtVest.

Police and fire brigade are on site and working under on high pressure. For safety reasons, the public is asked to stay away from the place.

According to the leader, the wind has been an advantage for the bull calves in the stable.

"It is fortunate that the wind comes from above, and they are at the end where the wind was blowing. Right now, none of the bull calves have been harmed," he says.

The calves have been inspected by a veterinarian on the spot, and they were subsequently driven away from the site in a truck.

Had to stop the rescue work

The rescue work was challenged along the way by the strong wind. During the afternoon, the work was stopped for a few hours for safety reasons, as there was a danger that the other burning blades would fall.

Late Tuesday night, the Central and West Jutland Police told TV 2 that the fire is now out, but that the area is still blocked. The actual cause of the fire is still being investigated.

"There are, however, no indications that something criminal has been going on. We therefore have a suspicion that this is due to something technical," says press officer at Mid- and West Jutland Police, Ralf Høgedal.

Translation to English using Google Translate


Source: http://nyheder.tv2.dk/lokal...

JAN 1 2019
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