View Full Version : Wind Turbine Fire in Maine at the Kibby Windfarm

04-23-2013, 01:05 PM
Darn, no video. An interesting article neverthless.


04-23-2013, 08:49 PM
"Veers estimates that a single turbine costs in the vicinity of $4 million."

Wow, I thought much of the money was in the roads, etc.

Lost Dad
04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Imagine if that had happened on a Red Flag Warning day! Low humidity & high winds could have created quite the forest fire. They were pretty lucky that the ground was covered in snow. I find the comparison to fires from the logging industry or the ski industry to be absurd; they clearly stated "when the employees arrived the next morning" Most ski areas & active logging areas are pretty well populated. Also referenced was the fire detection system; big deal, what about fire suppression?