On Tuesday afternoon, a Vestas wind turbine burned at Agerfeldvej in Sørvad. The fire subsequently spread to a twofold farm where people do not live. However, between 30 and 40 bull calves were located in a building on the property.
"The windmill stands so it is above the two-sided farm building that housed the bull calves. The blades fell into the building, and fire spread in the stable and the hamlet in there, which we tried to control," said Lars Stensbjerg, who is the leader of fire and rescue MidtVest.
The rescue work had to be canceled
During the afternoon and evening, the fire service had to stop the rescue work for safety reasons.
"Right now there is a danger that the blades will fall down. Therefore, we have withdrawn from the site."
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 (the claves) are at the end where the wind is on. Right now, none of the bull calves been harmed," he says.
Several witnesses have experienced the fire very close. One of them is Vagn Gejl Donskov, who from his property could see the fire in the turbine.
"It is going really strong, as the barn was also burning. It was as if it was overpowered," he says.
Fire and Rescue Midtvest has called on a vet and a truck to get the calves away.
The rescue work has resumed
On Tuesday evening, Brand and Rescue Midtvest said that the rescue work had resumed.
"We are just now taking the animals out of the stable. All the bull calves are rescued and are being transported away from here."
The fire service expects that the extinguishing work will last a few hours yet.
According to Vestas, it is an older Vestas windmill that burined.
"When the fire is extinguished, we will initiate a study of the cause of the fire," says Anders Riis, press officer at Vestas for TV 2.
The actual fire cause is still unknown, but according to chief of officer Lars Stensbjerg, the fire occurred in the wind turbine. Fire and Rescue MidtVest left the place at. 21:00.
Translation to English using Google Translate