By B.N. Frank
Cell towers can and do catch fire. Another one happened yesterday on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York.
Fire on Rooftop With Cell Antennas in Brooklyn New York
A fire broke out on the roof of a Brooklyn New York apartment building reportedly possibly caused by an electrical malfunction of a cell tower on the roof of the building.
Local news reports state that multiple firetrucks and dozens of firefighters arrived at the scene and quickly bring the fire under control. There were no injuries reported.
Anash.org reports that “Sunday evening, Crown Heights residents were alarmed to see heavy black smoke pouring from the rooftop of an apartment building on Empire between Kingston and Brooklyn.” See images of the Brooklyn fire and watch their video at https://anash.org/fire-extinguished-on-roof-of-crown-heights-apartment-building/
Cell towers and wireless antennas pose fire risks.
More transmitting cell antennas in a community will increase the fire danger/risk. 5G/4G wireless facilities bring industrial equipment with electrical equipment into residential neighborhoods. Poles loaded with electrical equipment bring fire risks. Yet, telecom and the power companies are largely unregulated with minimal oversight in regards to fire risk. (More 5G Risks at EHT’s Facts about 5G.)
Many fires have been started by cell antennas and from equipment on utility poles, some at schools. Most notably, Malibu Canyon Fire started as the result of three telecoms overloading a utility pole and “Southern California Edison Co. agreed Monday to pay $37 million to resolve concerns about three overloaded utility poles that sparked the 2007 Malibu Canyon fire, a settlement that would bring the total payout for the destructive fire to more than $60 million.” Stay updated with the latest news by signing up for Environmental Health Trust’s newsletter.
In addition to fire risk, 5G will increase ambient levels of wireless radiofrequency radiation. Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated a myriad of adverse effects from wireless radiofrequency radiation including increased brain cancer, DNA damage, oxidative stress, immune dysfunction, altered brain development, damaged reproduction, sleep changes, hyperactivity, and memory damage. (Read published research here)
Cell Antenna Installations Can Cause Fires.
Please see more examples of wireless antennas catching fire:
- School Football Field Cell phone tower catches fire in Grandview, Ohio.
- Sept 13, 2014 Cell tower fire at Thurston High sends up smoky plume.
- Cell Tower News: Tower fire and an OSHA counterpoint
- WATCH NOW: Hanover cell phone tower destroyed by fire
- Cell tower at Risk of Falling after Fire Atlanta Georgia.
- Pennsylvania Fire results in Collapse Fears: Collapse Zone created at base and they vacated the buildings:
- Cell tower fire closes Rockbridge Road, evacuates day care.
- New Jersey Cell Tower Fire
- Explosion near cell tower likely caused by propane leak, Iowa
- Cell phone tower to be taken down following fire, Georgia
- Cell phone tower catches fire near U.S. 95 Las Vegas
- Maryland Cell Tower Destroyed by Fire
- Cell tower catches fire, nearby buildings evacuated, San Bernardino County, California
- Kansas City Cell Tower Fire closes Interstate 435
- Osprey nest, electrical problem sparked Poulsbo cell tower fire Washington State
For many years, American firefighter unions have opposed cell towers and antennas being installed at their stations due to health and safety risks. Go figure.
American opposition to 4G and 5G cell towers and antennas near homes continues to increase due to concerns about reduced property value (see 1, 2, 3), public safety (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), cybersecurity and environmental risks. Some have even referred to 5G deployment as a form of “environmental racism”.
Telecom experts, The Irregulators, have proven that Americans have already paid to have safer access to high-speed internet via fiber optics (see also 1, 2, 3, 4). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public from the telecom industry. Unfortunately the agency has repeatedly revealed itself to be a corrupt and “captured” agency (see 1, 2). This includes amending the “OTARD Rule” so that private property owners may install 5G and WiFi antennas to broadcast into neighborhoods without obtaining a permit or notifying anybody. Got a fire extinguisher?
Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
- 5G Information
- What is 5G.info
- 5G Space Appeal
- Stop 5G International
Top image: Anash.org
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