April 2, 2013
There will be one less wind turbine in Ontario.
An overnight fire has destroyed the top portion of a wind turbine at the Kingsbridge Wind Farm near Goderich, Ont.
The fire in the seven-year-old turbine began around 1 a.m. on Tuesday and had burned itself out about two hours later.
Dan Hayden of Kingsbridge Wind Farm Operations says “It has burnt itself out through the night and we have a team of specialists coming to do a root-cause analysis.”
Neighbours speculate it was a mechanical or electrical problem because the blaze started where all the gears and electronics in the turbine are located.