The incident involved a 1.7 MW GE turbine at the Shannon (204 MW) wind facility outside of Windthorst TX which was placed in service December 2015.
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There was another fire at an operating wind plant in Texas. The turbine was part of the 174 MW Salt Fork Wind project, located in Donley and Gray Counties, east of Amarillo. The 87 Vestas V100 (2.0 MW) wind turbines was installed by EDF Renewables and placed into service in December 2016. EDF Renewables sold the facility to the Southern Company. Photos courtesy of Greg Hendricks.
Another turbine was consumed by fire. This time at the Prairie Dog Wind Project in Shallowater, Texas. Firefighters were rightfully concerned that burning pieces from the turbine would cause a brush fire.