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Williamsburg wind turbine catches fire, causes field fire

Williamsburg Fire Department|October 24, 2022
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At 12:39AM, the Williamsburg Fire Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of 230th St. in rural Williamsburg for a reported wind turbine on fire. Firefighters arrived on scene at 12:56AM and observed the head of the turbine fully engulfed in flames.


At 12:39AM, the Williamsburg Fire Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of 230th St. in rural Williamsburg for a reported wind turbine on fire.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 12:56AM and observed the head of the turbine fully engulfed in flames.

This type of fire is unique and challenging, as there are many factors to consider including falling debris on fire and the turbine blades and unit falling apart overhead. WFD secured the scene to ensure safety of everyone in the area. Once it was deemed safe, the field fire caused by falling debris was extinguished. At 3:01AM, MidAmerican Energy arrived on scene and took over operations of the wind turbine. 

All WFD units were placed back in service at this time. No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.

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October 24, 2022


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