Windmill catches fire near Mahanoy City

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SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) – Fire crews were on the move Saturday in Schuylkill County for an unusual fire call.

A windmill fire broke out Just after 8 a.m. near Mahanoy City. It happened at Locust Ridge Wind Farm.

The fire chief tells Eyewitness News the major concern was a possible brush fire spreading from wind-blown embers but that did not happen.

Firefighters set up a safe zone and watched the turbine burn itself out.

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