Wind turbine sparks fire in Arlington

A railroad bridge burns Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018 in Arlington, Oregon. Firefighters said a wind turbine caught fire, sparking a blaze. (Photo: North Gilliam Fire Protection District)

A wind turbine caught fire Thursday, sparking a 2,000-acre wildfire, according to the North Gilliam Rural Fire Protection District.

The turbine was on Rattlesnake Road and, according to firefighters, the fire jumped Highway 19, closing the road.

Firefighters got the fire out but not before two railroad bridges were burned.

No evacuations were needed.


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