WATCH: Windmill Blazes, Disintegrates After Being Struck By Lightning

WATCH: Windmill Blazes, Disintegrates After Being Struck By Lightning


Firefighters were powerless to respond after a wind turbine in Texas was struck by lightning and caught fire Friday.

The turbine was struck during a thunderstorm in Crowell, Texas, Friday afternoon. Video taken by witnesses at the scene show the windmill on fire, belching smoke into the air, before coming to a complete halt and continuing to burn. Firefighters arrived on scene later, but were unable to do anything because there is no equipment or training to handle such an occurrence.

Mike Collier, a meteorologist for Tulsa-based NBC affiliate KJRH, tweeted a video of the incident Friday. The video, taken by a witness named Brent Havins, shows the wind turbine continuing to turn while one of the blades is on fire. Flames blaze along the center of

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