Pa. cellphone tower fire caused by welder’s torch

    Police say a fire at a suburban Philadelphia cellphone tower was sparked by a welder’s torch.

    The 75-foot-tall cellphone tower caught fire Friday and was leaning, prompting evacuations of nearby homes.

    The flames have been extinguished. There are no reports of injuries.

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    Bensalem police Sgt. Andrew Aninsman says the fire broke out while telecommunications work was being done.

    Cellular carriers have rerouted to use other towers.

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