WATCH: Wind turbine on fire

wind turbine fire

5:11pm 6th January 2017
(Updated 6:30pm 6th January 2017)

Firefighters have been called to a fire involving a wind turbine at Knabs Ridge near Harrogate.

It broke out around 60 metres off the ground and local people were advised to keep their windows and doors closed due to fumes.

Police say that the fire is now out.

Nicola was driving on the A59 and called Stray FM to describe the scene:

Video filmed by Andrew:

Knabs Ridge windmill turbine set on fire 🔥 today near Harrogate, I have loads more full HD video camara recording to post tomorrow that are very close up

Posted by Andrew Bousfield Milton on Friday, 6 January 2017

 

Video filmed by Katie:

 

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Prince Charles at The Courtyard in Settle

WATCH: Prince Charles visits Harrogate and Craven

His Royal Highness met business owners, children and junior soldiers at the Army Foundation College.

jodie_2_web

WATCH: Distracted Harrogate lorry driver jailed over woman's death

Dariusz Tokarczyk, 47, drove his lorry into a broken down car

Most read
Stray FM Latest News logo

Fatal crash victim described as "grand lad"

20-year-old motorcyclist Jack Swift died after his bike collided with a car in Otley.

Stray FM Latest News logo

Van passenger freed from flooded ford in Ripon

Heavy rain has lead to a number of flooding-related incidents in North Yorkshire

Newer article

Bird flu found in Craven

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Avian flu's been confirmed in a small flock of chickens and ducks near Settle.

Older article

When will new trains arrive?

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There has been criticism from some passengers that they haven't seen any improvements on Northern services.

Top articles

Fundraising for new Girlguiding centre

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Centre at Birk Crag could be replaced after 60 years

Talks on forming new Northern Ireland government break down

National: Negotiations on the establishment of a new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland have broken down.

Coalition: We are witnessing defeat of Islamic State in Mosul

World: Islamic State is being defeated in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a spokesman for the US-backed coalition has told Sky News.

Formula One: Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton in first race of season

Sport: Sebastian Vettel has beaten Lewis Hamilton in the first race of the Formula One season in Australia.

Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds remembered

Showbiz: The lives of Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and her actress mother Debbie Reynolds have been celebrated at a public memorial.

WESTMINSTER ATTACK: MPs speak from Parliament lockdown

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Andrew Jones and Greg Mulholland have spoken to Stray FM from the Houses of Parliament.

More strike action in Northern rail dispute

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Members of the RMT union will walk out for 24 hours on 8 April.

Schools staging charity concert in Harrogate

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: More than 200 youngsters are going to perform at the Royal Hall.

Harrogate teacher brings fridge back for Comic Relief

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Ian Dimmick sets off on latest fundraising adventure with kitchen appliance in tow.

WATCH: Harrogate car dealer opens its showroom to charity at Christmas

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A car dealer has opened its doors to the Supporting Older People charity in Harrogate.

LISTEN: Award Winning Pateley Bridge Welcomes You Over Christmas

Christmas: Officially the Best Village High Street is wanting to see you for last minute festive shopping and for a day out over the Christmas period.

Paralympians Make A Splash Coaching Local Para-Swimming Squad

Family: Paralympians Charlotte Henshaw and Matt Walker are to provide a unique opportunity for disabled swimmers to come and try para-swimming and diving in Harrogate.

Mystery Food With Mysterious Health Benefits

Food and Drink: This one spice has been around for thousands of years, but the health advantages that come along with it, could be even more powerful that the flavour qualities.

Mystery Food With Mysterious Health Benefits

Food and Drink: This one spice has been around for thousands of years, but the health advantages that come along with it, could be even more powerful that the flavour qualities.

It's A Snip! The Operation Your Pet Needs, But Might Not Want

Home & Garden: Neutering a pet is really important, even if it might make you feel a little guilty. Dr Bob from Medivet the Vets puts the concerns over your pal's wellbeing to rest.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

VIDEO: Tour de Yorkshire a "great success"

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: North Yorkshire County Council's leader has praised the enthusiasm and numbers of people who turned out to watch the cycle race.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

LIVE: Monday 20 June 2016

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.