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Wind Turbine Fire

14-Jul-2013
Fire damaged a wind turbine in the Forward Energy wind farm between Knowles and LeRoy in Dodge County early Saturday morning. According to Sheriff's Department logs the fire was reported at 12:34 a.m. The fire in the Town of Lomira was at W2397 County Highway K. Photos courtesy of Curt Kindschuh.  
Comments 8
Anonymous commented on 14-Jul-2013 09:16 PM3 out of 5 stars
Would you want that in your backyard?
Anonymous commented on 15-Jul-2013 08:06 AM3 out of 5 stars
Doesn't seem any different than living near several major highways.
Anonymous commented on 15-Jul-2013 08:48 AM3 out of 5 stars
Compare to continuous smoke from a coal fired generator. Wind towers are still clean energy.
Anonymous commented on 15-Jul-2013 11:43 AM3 out of 5 stars
There is a method to alleviate the concerns associated with most wind turbine fires. Check out www.firetrace.com and you will see demonstrated expereince in wind turbine fire protection.
Hugh Jenney commented on 15-Jul-2013 06:53 PM3 out of 5 stars
Intermittant sources of energy will never be a viable source of green energy. Good for home use not farm factories.
Anonymous commented on 15-Jul-2013 07:40 PM3 out of 5 stars
Do you live next to a coal fired generator? They have improved greatly.Do you make your living on a farm and want to take a chance on your crops being burned?
Anonymous commented on 17-Jul-2013 04:10 PM3 out of 5 stars
Photo courtesy of Curt Kindschuh....LOL...I suppose we should bow and thank him!
Anonymous commented on 22-Jul-2013 09:09 AM3 out of 5 stars
This was not the first loss of hydraulic fluid here, and there is nothing green about this project.

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