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Datacenter Fire: Google Suffers Outage at One of Its Largest Datacenters, 3 Injured

By DataCenter Knowledge

August 10, 2022

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Google just suffered a major outage due to a fire at one of the company's key data centers. The fire is now contained, but Google's core offering, Search, has yet to recover. Indexing, search results, and sponsor-supported content all remain sluggish and inaccurate as of this publishing. 

The cause of the fire: An electrical explosion (specifically an arc flash) occurred as electricians worked on a substation near the data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, according to the San Francisco Gate's website. All three workers were injured and are in critical condition.

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