Haute-Garonne: Two 5G antennas were set on fire in Labège this Tuesday morning

The essentials The fire fighters from Haute-Garonne started two fires on two 5G antennas early this morning in the city of Labège. The gendarmes opened an investigation to shed light on the origin of the fires.

Two 5G antennas caught fire in Labège near Toulouse on the morning of May 4th. At around 7 a.m., a team of six fire fighters was called on site. When they got there in the middle of a field, the firefighters discovered two very different fires on two 5G antennas about fifty meters apart. The two infrastructures are managed by the operator Orange and the second by the operator SFR. There are no losses.

Gendarmes and agents specializing in telephone infrastructure as well as technicians were also deployed on site.

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The fire was brought under control around 9:30 a.m. The humidity in the morning kept the fires from spreading. It now remains to determine the cause of these two outbreaks of fire. An investigation has been launched to determine the origin of the two fires. The investigations are ongoing. Criminal identification technicians were called on site. No track is currently privileged.

This isn’t the first time antennas have been the target of fires in the department. Last January, a 5G antenna and a 2G / 3G / 4G antenna caught fire in the municipalities of Fonbeauzard and Donneville in Lauragais.

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