Wind turbine fire in Oswaldtwistle

Date: 23/09/2020

Time: 21:19:00

Address: Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle

Incident Number: 2009008162

Two fire engines and a 4×4 vehicle from Bacup, Blackburn and Darwen, along with the air support unit, attended a fire involving a wind turbine approx 80m in height on Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle. The nacelle at the top of the structure was alight and falling debris caused a small fire on the ground. Firefighters worked with the site owner and Electricity North West to isolate the power and put a cordon in place to secure the area and allow the fire to burn out safely. Crews returned to inspect the site this morning along with site engineers to ensure there was no further risk of fire.