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A wind turbine fire in rural Williamsburg shortly after midnight Monday was unique and challenging for firefighters, according to a news release from the Williamsburg Fire Department.
At 12:39 a.m., the fire department was dispatched to the 1700 block of 230th Street in rural Williamsburg for a reported wind turbine on fire. When firefighters arrived 17 minutes later, they saw the head of the turbine was fully engulfed in flames.
The fire department described the fire as “unique and challenging” with the additional factors of the wind turbine falling apart overhead and fiery falling debris.
Once it was considered safe, firefighters extinguished a field fire caused by the debris.
At 3 a.m., MidAmerican Energy arrived on scene and took over operations of the turbine, the release stated.
No injuries were reported in the incident.