Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wind Turbine starts fire

There's a small (relatively) blackened patch on the south side of I-580 near the top of the Altamont. A regular kind of grass fire, nothing special. The only odd thing is, it does not come close to the freeway, so it wasn't started with a cig stub thrown out of a car.

If you look at the top, you can see the remains of a wind turbine laying on the ground. The supporting latticework is still standing.

It looks like the turbine jumped its pivot and fell on the ground, starting the fire.

The today's lesson: always navigate wind turbine formations from the upwind, or else you may get your head chopped off by falling parts of rusty turbines.


Blogger DickTracy said...

yup I wondered what coused that black grass.. I thought it was lit on purpose so that the soil would get fertile or whatever :lol:

10:48 PM  

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