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UK: Dramatic Pictures Set Internet Alight As Wind Turbine Catches Fire

A wind turbine installed at an industrial site in Hull caught fire on Wednesday morning sending “acrid black smoke” drifting across the city of Hull in the north-east of England.

Dramatic footage shows how smoke blanketing Hull as multiple firefighters were called at around 7am to put out the wind turbine blaze.

The flames can be seen completely engulfing the turbine’s blades and residents have been advised to close their windows while the fire is tackled. The wind turbine is reported to be the oldest in the city and stands 125m tall approved in September 2007 to generate 2MW of electricity.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter they have received ‘multiple calls’ about the fire.

The statement says: ‘We are receiving multiple calls regarding a fire involving the wind turbine on Oak Road fields between Clough Road and Sutton Fields in Hull.

‘Crews are in attendance.’

Nearly 120 wind turbines catch fire each year in the UK, according to a 2014 research – ten times the number reported by the industry.