Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires OCT 17, 2017 | IVAN PENN | Los Angeles Times Electrical power problems sparked the burning of 149,241 acres, according to data about 2015, the most recent year reported. (Oct. 17, 2017) The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether … Continue reading Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires
Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News Henvey Inlet construction site where workers say the fire began after a machine got stuck in bone-dry bush. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building … Continue reading Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.
The wind energy sales pitch is that fires are rare, but fires can not be that rare if there are specific systems and discussions by the industry on the issue. If there can be brush fires, there can be forest fires. By Michelle Froese | September 3, 2015 Electrical fires in wind turbines can result … Continue reading Making the case for wind-turbine fire detection and suppression systems
Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm Posted: May 22, 2018 06:32 PM EDT It looks like fireworks, but it's a fire that damaged a windmill at the Locust Ridge Wind Farm in Schuylkill County. It broke out Monday night in the center of the windmill's three 133-foot blades at the farm near Mahanoy City. … Continue reading Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm
Cowboy Fire sparked by wind turbine burning on 1,592 acres near Evanston SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, BY MARK GREEN, A wind turbine that caught fire and sparked a wild fire northeast of Evanston, Wyoming. Image courtesy Uinta County Fire and Ambulance EVANSTON, Wyo. — The Cowboy Fire is burning on an estimated 1,592 acres northeast of Evanston, … Continue reading Wyoming – Cowboy Fire sparked by wind turbine burning on 1,592 acres |
This wind turbine fire occurred on January 4, 2018, Portela de Unhais, Pampilhosa da Serra, Portugal This shows how damaging just one fire could be.
Two acre fire caused by turbine fire, throwing sparks and causing ground fuels to ignite. Eight #okfire engines responded to the fire which is two acres in size. Wind turbine catches fire near Weatherford POSTED 4:28 PM, MARCH 28, 2018, BY KFOR-TV Wind turbine catches fire near Weatherford WEATHERFORD, Okla. - Several residents near Weatherford caught video of a wind turbine on … Continue reading Wind turbine catches fire near Weatherford Oklahoma
Do wind turbines lead to more forest fires? By Clyde MacDonald, Special to the BDN • July 30, 2012 2:25 pm Updated: July 30, 2012 7:01 pm Our three Penobscot County Commissioners made an astute decision today when they decided to defer action on whether to grant an advance tax increment financing deal to the … Continue reading Do wind turbines lead to more forest fires? — Opinion — Bangor Daily
A Gamesa G80 wind turbine has caught fire at the 10MW Ransonmoor wind farm in Cambridgeshire in eastern England, reports RE News.
The incident occurred in the early hours of 30 May, with firefighters called to the scene at 7.50am.
Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service said crews arrived to find the 89-metre turbine “well alight, with debris falling to the ground”.
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