Mahanoy City Responds to Wind Turbine Fire
By JC KRIESHER, Senior Correspondent | December 28, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
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Photo by JC KriesherSmoke from this wind turbine in Mahanoy Township could be seen for miles from areas throughout Schuylkill County
Mahanoy Twp., PA - On December 28, 2020, Mahanoy City West End Fire Company was dispatched to the Locust Ridge Wind Farm off Route 339 in Mahanoy Township for a windmill fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a wind turbine on fire with heavy black smoke billowing from the unit. Engine 48-15 set up a safety perimeter and kept an eye for spot fires from falling debris. Units remained on scene for nearly three hours as the fire had to burn itself out. This is the fourth incident of this type at the wind farm over the last decade or so. This particular turbine was one that previously burned.
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