encyclo - 7:50 pm on Jul 3, 2009 (gmt 0)
From seattlepi.com [seattlepi.com]:
A fire at a Seattle building disrupted a server farm that provides service to multiple Web sites, and affected television and radio stations that broadcast from the building. The small fire broke out around 11 p.m. Thursday in the basement of Fisher Plaza at an electrical vault - the section of the building where city power lines meet the building's transformers (...)
The small fire also affected a data center in the building, disrupting service to multiple Web sites and other Web services. How many Web sites experienced problems because of the fire is not clear yet.
Verizon Communications Inc. spokesman Jon Davies said the company's DSL service in the Seattle area was temporarily disrupted. Another company affected was Authorize.net Holdings Inc., based in Marlborough, Mass. The company provides credit card services for merchants. Authorize.net's Web site was down Friday morning.