Flaming wind turbines would be left to burn

By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Times-Reformer
Norfolk Fire & Rescue has a plan in case a wind turbine catches fire, one that does not involve extinguishing the flames. Rather, the plan is to move in, establish a perimeter and allow the fire to burn itself out. At Norfolk council Tuesday night, Chief Terry Dicks said there is little anyone can do once a wind turbine catches fire. Most are at least 100 metres off the ground — too high for conventional equipment to be of any use. Continue reading