Lightning strike likely caused wind turbine fire: company

By National Wind Watch Lightning likely sparked a wind turbine fire in Muirkirk, east of Chatham, Thursday night, a company official says. Fire crews from Station 10 Orford responded to 20275 Duart Rd. at 7:15 p.m. and secured the area. No injuries were reported and the cause was undetermined, fire officials said in a release Thursday night. The fire struck Tower 2 at the Gesner wind farm, said Saturn Power chief executive Doug Wagner. “The probable cause of this fire is believed to be . . .

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