Wind turbine fireplace in rural Williamsburg in the early early morning hrs of Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (Image by Williamsburg Fire Department)
A wind turbine hearth in rural Williamsburg shortly after midnight Monday was unique and challenging for firefighters, in accordance to a news launch from the Williamsburg Hearth Division.
At 12:39 a.m., the hearth office was dispatched to the 1700 block of 230th Road in rural Williamsburg for a reported wind turbine on hearth. When firefighters arrived 17 minutes afterwards, they noticed the head of the turbine was fully engulfed in flames.
The fire division explained the fireplace as “unique and challenging” with the extra aspects of the wind turbine slipping aside overhead and fiery falling debris.
After it was considered safe, firefighters extinguished a subject fireplace prompted by the debris.
At 3 a.m., MidAmerican Strength arrived on scene and took around operations of the turbine, the launch said.
No accidents were being described in the incident.
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