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Wind turbine burnt out

A wind farm turbine caught fire at the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm in the early hours of Tuesday morning. ...The company said yesterday it expects the damage bill to be about $2 million, but it would determine an exact amount when it finishes its investigation.

A wind farm turbine caught fire at the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A fishing boat reported the fire at about 1am, and about 23 MFS and CFS firefighters extinguished the blaze before it spread.

Port Lincoln CFS regional commander Kevin May said on the crews' arrival the turbine housing at the top of the tower was on fire, with some embers falling to the ground.

He said the weather was on the firefighters' side and helped in preventing the fire spreading to nearby vegetation.

The turbine housing was completely destroyed, but the rest of the turbine could be salvageable.

The company said yesterday it expects the damage bill to be about $2 million, but it would determine an exact amount when it finishes its investigation.

A wind farm turbine caught fire at the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A fishing boat reported the fire at about 1am, and about 23 MFS and CFS firefighters extinguished the blaze before it spread.

Port Lincoln CFS regional commander Kevin May said on the crews' arrival the turbine housing at the top of the tower was on fire, with some embers falling to the ground.

He said the weather was on the firefighters' side and helped in preventing the fire spreading to nearby vegetation.

The turbine housing was completely destroyed, but the rest of the turbine could be salvageable.

The company said yesterday it expects the damage bill to be about $2 million, but it would determine an exact amount when it finishes its investigation.


Source: http://portlincoln.yourguid...

FEB 5 2009
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