Apple Data Centre Building in Mesa, Arizona Catches Fire

By Mario Aguilar on at

A Mesa, Arizona building owned by Apple, Inc. Caught fire today. The fire is reportedly out, according to multiple sources, but you can still see the smouldering building and firefighters working the scene in images from the likes of NBC 12.

The building looks suspiciously like the building that was subject to some Apple news earlier this year. Back in February, Apple announced it would be investing £1.3 billion over 10 years to turn a Mesa facility into a data centre. This after an earlier plan to build a sapphire manufacturing operation in the area failed.

Solar panels on the roof of the Mesa building caught fire, and according to reports, nobody was hurt in the incident.

You’ll recall that Apple has made light of its use of renewable energy at data centres in the past. It’s not clear at this time if anything about the solar panels are to blame for this fire.

We’re still looking into this all, but for now, check out this Twitter:

Screencapture from NBC 12