Data Center Fire Leads to Outage for Samsung Devices
A Samsung SDS data center facility burning during a fire Sunday morning, which disrupted the company’s global data services. (Photo: @shbaik82 via WikiTree)

Data Center Fire Leads to Outage for Samsung Devices

A major fire at a Samsung data center in Gwacheon, South Korea Sunday morning caused a data outage for users Samsung devices, including smart TVs, phones and tablets.

A major fire at a Samsung data center in Gwacheon, South Korea Sunday morning caused a data outage for global users of Samsung devices, including smart TVs, phones and tablets.

One staffer sustained minor injuries, suffering cuts and scratches from falling debris as portions of the four-story building's facade fell off due to damage from the fire.

Samsung acknowledged the fire in a blog post, reporting that the staff was able to evacuate the facility. Samsung SDS said an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the fire. Data services were affected for several hours before being restored at about 6 a.m. Eastern time.

This clearly wasn't a "smoke incident" but a fully-involved building fire, as shown in photos posted on social media, like this one:

For more details, see Engadget and WikiTree.

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