Firefighters put out cell phone tower fire in Lilburn - CBS46 News

Firefighters put out cell phone tower fire in Lilburn

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LILBURN, GA (CBS46) -

Two homes and a daycare were evacuated Friday after a cell phone tower fire at 592 on Rockbridge Road. No injuries were reported.

According to Gwinnett County Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge, the fire is believed to have been sparked by a telecommunications contract company working on the tower.

The tower is leaning at this point and fire crews have established a collapse zone in the event the tower comes down.

An engineer working for a cell phone company told CBS Atlanta that temporary cell towers were being considered as a short-term solution to remedy spotty outages in the area.

The owner of the tower said they plan to demolish the structure in the next few days.

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