One of Google's data centers in Omaha, Iowa has reportedly experienced an electrical explosion, leaving three electricians critically injured and causing outages to some of the company's services.
The complex, situated near Lake Manawa State Park, is one of Google's largest data centers.
Data center incident
The reported explosion occurred at around 11:59am local time, according to sources reported by the Omaha World-Herald.
Jim Wood, the assistant chief for the Council Bluffs Fire Department, did not tell the local publication the exact details of the incident other than that it "was definitely some sort of electrical issue."
Local fire authorities are reportedly still investigating the incident.
The electricians were all taken to Nebraska Medical Center, with one being taken by helicopter.
TechRadar Pro has contacted Google for comment.
How did it affect services?
However, there is no way of telling whether these are linked to the explosion, and Google hasn't announced any service disruptions related to the incident.
But it doesn't take a freak electrical explosion to bring a data center to its knees.
The incident led to service disruptions up and down the country for both companies.
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