Wind Turbine Explodes in East County

By Matthew Wood
|  Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:56 PM PDT
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Wind Turbine Explodes in East County

NBC 7 San Diego

A wind turbine that caught fire in East County.

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Reports of a fire at a wind turbine near the Golden Acorn Casino in East County have drawn extra units of firefighters.

California Highway Patrol got a flood of calls from passersby saying the turbine had exploded and was on fire. According to police, large plumes of black smoke are coming from one of the turbines, which generate power.

The area is just off the I-8 expressway near the Mexican border, between Campo and Jacumba.

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