MARTINSBURG — If a wind turbine catches fire in the forest, and no one is around to see it burn, what is the risk level to the surrounding forest?

An investigation continues into a fire late last month at a Lewis County wind farm. The hub and rectangular cabin-like structure at the top of the tower that holds the computer “brain” — called the nacelle — of one of the most remote turbines in Avangrid Renewable’s Roaring Brook Wind project high on the Tug Hill plateau at the end of French Road, was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of April 29.

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