September 24, 2020

International Fires

Wind Turbines and Fires

Wind turbines, like many other big machines, rarely but occasionally catch fire. In 2018 there were some 2200 wind turbines in Australia; there had been…

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AUSTRALIAN FIRE 2018: looking back at a huge loss, almost 3400 hectares,

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/01/16/currandooley-fires-first-anniversary-sparks-reflection/     January 16, 2018 • Australia Currandooley fire’s first anniversary sparks reflection   Credit:  Currandooley fire impacts linger one year later | Louise Thrower | Goulburn Post |…

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Burning Wind Turbine in Portugal

That looks like a very expensive fire, good thing they didn't sustain casualties from falling debris.

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Wind turbine goes up in flames

von Dana Heide 28.10.2013 handelsblatt.com   A wind turbine burned Sunday in Bördekreis in Sachsen-Anhalt. Firefighters stood by helpless, watching a million euros destroyed. It…

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Dead in fire wind turbine Ooltgensplaat

October 30, 2013 http://www.nltimes.nl   A wind turbine caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Ooltgensplaat on Goeree-Overflakkee, costing the lives of two mechanics. Four mechanics were…

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Australian warning!

    I am here on behalf of the Grampians-Glenthompson Landscape Guardians Incorporated, to present our objection to the application by Investec Bank (Australia) Limited,…

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FIRES

Fire is the second most common accident cause in incidents found. Fire can arise from a number of sources - and some turbine types seem…

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Turbines in bushfire prone regions

http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/08/25/residents-countywide-should-urge-supervisors-to-ban-wind-turbines-in-fire-prone-regions/ very simple argument constructed from four points 1) Wind turbines are machines that are prone to mechanical failure. 2) When they fail they can Cause…

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Can’t fight the fire

November 20, 2010 Credit:  BY ELIZABETH SWEETMAN, 04 Nov, 2010, victorharbortimes.com.au http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2010/11/20/cant-fight-the-fire/ CAPE JERVIS – Do you call the CFS in the event of a wind turbine…

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Wind turbine erupts into flames southwest of Abilene

August 26, 2011 Credit:  By Wayne McCormick, KTXS News, www.ktxs.com http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/08/26/wind-turbine-erupts-into-flames-southwest-of-abilene/ Fire Chief Gary Young said the fire started in the wind turbine tower and then spread…

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Why did a Scottish wind turbine explode in high winds?

newscientist.com 9 December 2011 Paul Marks, senior technology correspondent This striking image of a wind turbine in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland as it exploded in…

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Wind Turbines a Fire Danger to Wildlands, Forests

SUNDAY, APRIL 01, 2012 A recent wind turbine fire in Germany exposes the risk of constructing wind farms in drylands and wild lands subject to…

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