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LAHR Germany - Early Friday morning at 2.30 am police reported a turbine fire on the Langenhard near Lahr. At the same time, the Integrated Control Center Ortenau received the message that a wind turbine was burning on the Langenhard. The fire had already been seen on the way to the equipment house of the Seelbach Fire Department, said Operations Manager Bernd Wagner. This was his second wind turbine fire. The first was in 2013 - also on the Langenhard. Efforts to extinguish the fire remain highly dangerous because of the height of the turbine and the falling debris. Therefore, the fire department has cordoned off a radius of 500 meters, according to Wagner. A police helicopter was also requested to take survey photos and look for possible forest fires. The fire is over but the work is still ongoing. The fire department is preparing for a long operation.
A Kenersys K110 2.4 megawatt wind erected in 2012-2013 experienced a catastrophic blade failure. The blade was nearly 55-meters long. The turbine has a hub height of 145 meters and rotor diameter 109 meters.
Wind turbine between Löcknitz and Rossow in Germany bursts into flames. Cause possibly due to a lightning strike.
Severe winds destroyed a wind turbine in Bouin, Vendee, W France today (Jan 1).
On February 5, 2017 in Aquilonia, town in the province of Avellino in the Campania region of Southern Italy, a wind turbine near the road began to turn very fast, then disintegrated, throwing pieces around and forcing the car drivers to make a U-turn. The scene was filmed by some citizens by chance and then spread through the social networks.
A wind turbine in Germany burned for hours because fire fighters did not have ladders long enough to tackle the 100 metre high blaze. The flames struck this morning in the town of Isselburg in North Rhine-Westphalia.
On December 24, 2015, a Vestas wind turbine collapsed in Lemnhult, Sweden.
Wind turbine accident at Nieder Kostenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Despite the catastrophic failure, the area was not blocked off from the public. Special thanks to Friends Against Wind for preparing the English subtitles.
Half an hour before midnight, a report of a wind turbine on fire was received at the West-Viru County. Falling pieces of burning turbine required traffic on the road nearby to be shut down throughout the night. Sparks ignited both sides of the road.
An 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed on a mountainside near Fintona in County Tyrone. It was one of eight 2.5 megawatt turbines on the Screggagh wind farm on Murley mountain. The turbine, valued at over £500,000, collapsed on Friday evening, scattering debris over a wide area hundreds of meters away.
Turbine experiences catastrophic fire.
One of the 12, Vestas V66, 1.75 MW turbines erupted in flames at the 21 MW Piet Wit wind farm on Goeree Vlakke island in the Netherlands. The fire claimed the lives of two service mechanics ages 19 and 21. The facility was undergoing scheduled maintenance. Fiery debris can be seen falling from the tower.
A wind turbine was destroyed by fire near Magdeburg in Germany. The fire was likely caused by hurricane-strength winds, which blew against the rotor blades resulting in the generator becoming overheated. Members of the fire department could not get close to the burning structure due to falling parts. The damage is estimated to be 1.2 million euros.
This is the wind turbine near Ardrossan that caught fire during high winds in December 2011. THe video was captured from over a mile away. The person taking the video reports he struggled to keep the camera steady in the winds using a Canon A720 camera. Duration: 1 minute 8 seconds
A wind turbine near Dalry and Ardrossan in North Ayrshire caught fire during Scotland's extreme weather on Dec 8th 2011. Duration: 18 seconds
The cause of giant wind turbine destroyed in South Lincolnshire UK has not been established Some theorized a UFO struck a blades. This news report discusses the event. Duration: 2 minutes 3 seconds
News report of a wind turbine at the Aeolian Park wind energy facility in Spain destroyed by fire. According to Iberdrola, the exact cause of the fire has not been determined, but is believed to be due to mechanical failure. Firemen, police and company personnel were on the scene. A 120 meter buffer around the turbine was established to ensure the safety of people and property near the fire. The fire did not impact the operation of the Aeolian Park in spite of the spectacular visible cloud column rising from the turbine. Duration: 0 minutes 55 seconds
A must see video clip documenting a Vestas turbine failure operating in Denmark. Formerly unreported is the degree to which turbine debris from the failed unit spread great distances from the site. Duration: 1 minute 41 seconds
A windmill in Denmark collapsed during a storm in Denmark on Feb 22, 2008. The braking system failed while two technicians worked in the turret at the top. The technicians were able to get out before the collapse. Pieces of the shattered turbine were sent more than 500 meters away. Additional footage can be viewed by clicking here. Duration: 40 seconds