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Wind turbine bursts into flames as hurricane-force winds hit Scotland | Glasgow and West | STV News

December 9, 2011

 

A wind turbine went up in flames as gust of up to 160mph battered parts of Scotland.

The turbine in a North Ayrshire wind farm caught fire on Thursday afternoon.

Fire engines attended the blaze which died out after a matter of minutes at the wind farm situated above Ardrossan at around 3.40pm.

Ardrossan resident Stuart McMahon said the turbine had not been in operation due to the severe weather warning.

Mr McMahon, who captured the spectacular fire in photos, added: “I didn’t hear any explosion or anything, but my wife shouted for me to come down and see the fire.

“There are around 13 or 15 wind turbines in the farm above Ardrossan. They were all off today because of the high winds, so something has obviously shorted out and gone on fire.

Wind turbine bursts into flames as hurricane-force winds hit Scotland | Glasgow and West | STV News.

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