Cell tower burns in Bensalem, shoots flames into air

A cell phone tower caught fire in Bensalem, Bucks County, this morning, and shot flames into the air like a giant Roman candle.

The tower, on the 2200 block of Byberry Road, adjacent to the Bensalem Public Works building, began burning shortly after 11 a.m., according to Bucks County dispatch.  

The nearby Bensalem Woods apartments were evacuated. Officials blocked off the area in fear the tower could collapse.

Check back for details as they develop.