Tower on Fire

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A cell tower near Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, caught fire Monday afternoon. WTKR-TV reported that a company was working on the tower doing some welding when the insulation to the wires caught fire. “Fire crews had to make sure the tower was powered down before attacking the fire,” WTKR-TV noted. “With heat index values already over 100 degrees in Newport News, fire crews had some difficulty putting the fire out because the heat was so taxing.” The team managed to put the fire out in less than an hour, but the structural integrity was compromised, and it is now leaning. Students are out of school, but the staff has been relocated to another property where they are able to work. The tower is located between Heritage High School and Achievable Dreams Middle & High School.

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