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Crown Castle monopole site is the latest victim of a Memphis cell tower arsonist

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A 145-foot Crown Castle monopole site had equipment damaged by fire on February 17, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee, and Memphis fire officials are stating that it appears to have been intentionally set, causing approximately $75,000 in damage at the 4087 Summer Avenue site which is surrounded by apartments and a shopping plaza. Although the fire was first reported about 11:00 …

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Recycling yard fire takes out an Arizona FM tower in its path

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A fire that started Friday in Nogales, Ariz. was finally extinguished yesterday, but in its wake it took out a communications tower owned by KOFH, La Maxima 99.1 FM, a bilingual news and talk station owned by Oscar Felix Sr. Felix said he was on the air when the station lost its signal and then he noticed the black smoke …

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Welding crew kayos two carriers on Winnipeg airport cell tower

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The U.S. doesn’t have exclusivity of crews burning down monopoles while welding, as witnessed Thursday in Winnipeg, Can. when a cell tower providing services to  MTS and Telus Mobility subscribers caught fire at the Richardson International Airport . An individual, knowledgeable of the incident, informed Wireless Estimator that a crew was cutting new portholes on the monopole when the transmission …

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Monopole is totaled in Utah after a welding crew ignites it

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Update: September 2, 2016  – According to West Valley City Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Fox, the monopole fire was caused by a tower crew that had been welding on the structure. He said the tower was stabilized last night, but high winds created difficulties for the crew trying to dismantle it. Firefighters with the Unified Fire Authority extinguished a cell tower …

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Vertical Bridge tower compound fire warrants a call for crews to be vigilant

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Record-breaking drought and dry conditions throughout the U.S. are a deep concern of climatologists, but it’s also causing fire departments to issue earlier than normal burning bans and cautionary messages to prevent fires such as one that recently scorched roughly 1,100 acres in Weiser, Idaho, when cell tower workers accidentally started the wildfire. According to Weiser Rural Fire Chief Nate …