March 1, 2014 (Campo) – Donna Tisdale forwarded these photos taken on February 25th with the following description.
“Today, Infigen was taking down their fried Kumeyaay Wind turbine from the Dec 16th turbine fire that sparked a small brush fire on the land they lease from the Campo tribe. The 25 Gamesa 1.5 MW turbines were first installed in late 2005 and suffered a still unexplained catastrophic failure during a storm in December 2009, that resulted in all 75 blades and generators being replaced in early 2010. The Infigen v Gamesa lawsuit was finally settled last year or so. So the Gamesa turbine that burst into flame ion Dec 16th was about four years old. The attached photos (taken by me) show today's dismantling, the Dec 16th flames and smoke, and proximity of homes.