Cell phone tower catches fire near Schuylkill Expressway

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Cell phone tower catches fire. Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on May 1, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Thick smoke billowed into the air after a cell phone tower caught fire near the Schuylkill Expressway.

Commuters called police to report the flames around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday along Montgomery Drive between the ramp to I-76 and MLK Drive.

Crews were able to bring the fire under control.

PECO is inspecting the tower to determine how the fire started.

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