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Wind Turbine blade falls off in flames (video) –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On June 24, 2015

Sublette, IL. (ECWd) –

Below is dramatic video of the moment a flaming wind turbine blade broke off and fell to the ground in flames.

EDIT: This is NOT from the Big Sky Wind Farm located in Lee County.

Click here, or click below to watch.



Sublette Turbine Fire – Kimberly Watley VideoAs if the Sublette Fire Department and the other 80+teams of first responders weren’t busy enough performing welfare checks on people following last night’s tornado, this wind turbine fire call came in today too.

Posted by Kimberly Watley on Tuesday, June 23, 2015


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  • Chris M. Gaines
    Posted at 09:29h, 24 June Reply

    How many times does this type of incident happen in this industry on average in a year in Illinois? Is it very rare or it happens frequently? Has this type of incident ever injured anyone or any private property? What caused this malfunction…man or nature? What problems are created when this type of incident happens? It seemed to be in an isolated area it happened in with no injuries/death or private property damage? Why such a reaction from a few people? What is the problem and how is the industry addressing these types of incidents?

    • jannie
      Posted at 07:30h, 25 June Reply

      Since much of what occurs is on private lands – information on bird kills, fires aren’t readily available. There is no transparancy. Much is claimed to be trade secret, etc. Unless a worker is killed where there is an Osha (sp) report I doubt you’ll find much.

  • anne
    Posted at 20:10h, 24 June Reply

    If I read the green sign in the video correctly, it says Shady Oaks.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 21:38h, 24 June Reply

      There is no Shady Oaks, IL. – at least according to google…

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