Wind turbine at a northern Colorado wind farm folded in half and caught fire Thursday morning.

The incident was reported at 8 a.m. No injuries were reported. Oil and grease from the generator caught fire after the tower’s collapse. The fallen turbine is one of 19 units in the Spring Canyon II project that came online in 2014. Invenergy employees ensured the fire department did not spray water on the fire until the generator had been grounded or the turbine disconnected from 480,000-volt power grid. His volunteer firefighters know not to do that, thanks in part to annual training sessions with Invenergy workers.


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