Hanover: Crews Respond To Turbine Fire

Hanover Fire Crews were called to the scene of a wind turbine fire.

Chief Jeffrey Blanchard  says Deputy Fire Chief Jason Cavallaro was travelling on Washington St. around 11:47 a.m. Friday when he noticed smoke coming from the town’s wind turbine at 40 Pond St.  

It was determined that the Pond Street water treatment plant, located on the site was experiencing electrical power surges and operating on stand-by generator

An odor of electrical smoke was reported inside the treatment plant and all employees were evacuated.

The blades had already stopped spinning due to safety controls on the turbine.

The generator was shut down, power was disconnected to the plant, and power from the turbine into the treatment plant was also disconnected.  

Smoke began to dissipate once the power was secured.

Blanchard says it’s believed that the fire was caused by a mechanical malfunction and the incident is currently under investigation.

Electricians are on scene working to restore power to the Water Treatment Plant.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.