Tri-Village News

Cell tower catches fire in Grandview

Fire and police crews responded about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, to Anderson Field at Bobcat Stadium in Grandview Heights after one of its light poles caught on fire.

The fire began while a crew from Sprint was upgrading a cell tower located on top of the light pole, according to an email blast issued by Superintendent Andy Culp.

Culp reported the area was immediately cleared and secured while police and fire personnel were in route and the district quickly shut off power to the stadium to stop the fire. No staff or students were injured in the incident.

The police and fire departments closed the football field and parts of Fairview Avenue.

These areas will remain closed until the safety of the light pole is confirmed or it is dismantled.

Officials from Sprint were on the scene July 15 to assess the light pole, Culp reported.

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