A lightning strike damaged a wind turbine at the Wonthaggi wind farm yesterday. Local residents and workers at the desalination plant reported seeing a blade hanging from one of the farm's six turbines yesterday afternoon. The operator of the Wonthaggi wind farm has confirmed the turbine was struck by lightning.
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Around $2m damage has been caused in what is believed to be the first wind turbine fire in Australia at the Lake Bonnay windfarm. This article appeared in the Adelaide Sunday Mail 12 February 2006 .