After the fire that occurred on a Sanford, Florida cell tower there was concern that the 125-foot tower might collapse. Technicians were welding on the communications tower when it caught fire, causing them to abandon the tower. Residents in the surrounding area along with local businesses were evacuated and nearby roads were close in Seminole County in case the burning tower fell.
The tower is being removed in sections, which will cause cell networks to be disrupted in the surrounding area. However, it hasn’t been determined which telecommunications carriers had equipment on the Sanford tower so it’s unclear who will be affected by spotty cell phone coverage.