CONSPIRACY nuts are reportedly setting phone masts alight and targeting engineers after a bizarre claim 5G “radiation” caused the deadly coronavirus spread.The theory originated last month after a video filmed at a US health conference claimed Africa was not as affected by the disease because it is “not a 5G region”.The myth was quickly debunked after the World Health Organisation confirmed there were thousands of Covid-19 cases in Africa.The government has also confirmed there is “no evidence to suggest that 5G has anything to do with Covid-19”.Celebs have been slammed for sharing the conspiracy theory, including Jason Gardiner and Callum Best, who posted similar claims that 5G can impact the immune system.But the claims have still been doing the rounds on WhatsApp via a lengthy voice note – with phone masts now being set alight in the UK.Police and fire crews were scrambled to one inferno in Birmingham last night when a 70ft mast erupted in flames.The cause of the fire is still being investigated but both emergency service was able to confirm the fire was deliberate at this stage.Hundreds of people have commented on shocking videos of the blaze posted on the Facebook group.One person wrote: “Good needs to be done everywhere evil domination is coming”.Another said: “It is time to act now. Any 5g tower in your area burn it down! Collect people and stand and fight this. Act now before it’s too late!”Others have posted pictures of masts near their homes, with users urging them to “destroy” it.While one person in a separate group is keeping a “league” table for cities setting the masts on fire.The group has now been forced to warn users not to attack engineers.A post at the top of the site reads: “We have been notified by certain members of the public that some individuals in this group have decided to target telecoms workers, as they believe and claim them to be ‘criminals and genocidists’.”You know who you are. If you continue to conduct yourselves like this you will be banned from this group.”The 5G coronavirus theory thought to have gained popularity last month when a YouTube video supporting the claims was heavily criticised for spreading bogus information during a very real crisis.Those working in the sector say there is “quite a big collective” trying to stop 5G from being rolled out across the UK.