STERLING, Colo. — A wind turbine in Sterling haphazardly bent in half.

On Wednesday, June 22nd the Sterling and Fleming Fire Departments both responded to the scene of a fallen wind turbine in the area of County Road 16 and County Road 59.

Chief of Sterling Fire Department Lavon Ritter said officials cleared the scene to make sure nobody was injured or in danger. Officials then made sure all power was shut off to the wind turbine.

“The public safety side of it has all been addressed,” Ritter said.

Ritter said there was no wind event on Wednesday and the turbine should not have been more than a year old. 

Authorities are unsure why the turbine would fold over in this circumstance.

Ritter said the company that owns the turbine will clean up the debris and replace it.