There are fears that 5G conspiracy theorist may have targeted a mobile phone tower in Melbourne.

ABC Melbourne News reported that police and counter terrorism officials were called to the site after the fire early Thursday morning.

The fire at Parnell Court in Cranbourne West in Melbournes outer suburbs was reported at 1:46am on Friday, a spokesperson from the Country Fire Authority said.

Crews from Cranbourne and Frankston responded to the incident, which was under control by 2am.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said the fire was being investigated but it was not yet known if it was suspicious.

“Detectives from the Arson and Explosives Squad are attending the scene,” the spokesperson said.

“Police from the Counter Terrorism Command are also attending as a precaution following a number of incidents internationally where mobile phone towers have been set alight.”

There have been multiple phone tower fires lit by arsonists around the world in recent months. Conspiracy theorists claim the newly installed 5G towers are responsible for the recent covid virus.

7 News Melbourne report on the 5G fire

ABC News Melbourne