Vestas probes cause of turbine blaze at Scottish wind farm

Turbine manufacturer Vestas says it is investigating the cause of a fire in one of its machines at the Ardrossan wind farm in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

The turbine caught fire in hurricane-force winds that battered the region yesterday, providing a local photographer with a spectacular picture.

“This was a small fire which lasted a short time,” says a spokesman for RenewableUK, which represents the UK wind industry.

The blaze was extinguished before the fire brigade arrived and no one was hurt in the incident, it adds.

Utility Scottish and Southern Energy sold the 30MW Ardrossan wind farm to clean-energy group Infinis in May 2010.

Ben Backwell, London

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