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Fire hits Apple's Cupertino campus

updated 09:10 am EDT, Wed August 13, 2008

Fire hits Apple campus

Fire struck Apple's main campus in Cupertino, California late Tuesday night, writes The Mercury News. The blaze is said to have erupted at Valley Green Six, 20605 Valley Green Drive, and produced a heavy amount of smoke, earning a three-alarm rating and more than 60 firefighters. Emergency crews from as far away as San Jose, Santa Clara and Los Altos arrived at the scene, while Apple workers took photos with their iPhones.

The fire was first reported by Apple employees around 10PM Pacific time, who suspected that it started on the roof, due to the smoke in the vicinity. The deputy chief for Santa Clara County Fire, however, has suggested that it actually began in an air conditioner on the second floor. It was finally contained around 12:30AM, but while there are no reports of injuries, the amount of property damage inflicted is unknown.

by MacNN Staff




  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    where was Ballmer

    on Tuesday night?

  1. djcobb44

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple to file lawsuit...

    I wonder if the firefighters had to sign an NDA before they were allowed to go in to the building to extinguish the fire?

  1. gudin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Uh oh,

    There goes the Powerbook G5 which was supposed to be released next Tuesday.

    Seriously though, hopefully no one was hurt and not too much damage was done.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: uh oh

    Maybe it was the Powerbook G5 that started the fire... bet they are still having issues with cooling!

    I also hope no one was hurt in the fire (employees and firefighters)

  1. addisonx

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not again

    someone left their power book 5300 onů

  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Whatever they're working

    Whatever they're working on in there must be hot!

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Here's an odd phrase: "earning a three-alarm rating." It kind of sounds like you would be encouraging an arsonist. Not the best idea, perhaps?How about "reaching a three-alarm rating."

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Development of

    the new iLighter will stop until new facilities can be secured...

    Who left the fire on under the cauldron all night?!! Last one out, turn off the cauldron!

  1. dmsimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I hoped they had everything backed up!

  1. JulesLt

    Joined: Dec 1969



    'And that's what happened to the last mobile me developers'

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