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Re: Transformer takes out datacenter (Reno, NV)?
http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/07/29/48134.php?sp1=rgj&sp2=News&sp3=Local+News Explosion rocks Reno office building By Elaine Goodman, Carla Roccapriore and Marilyn Newton RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL 7/29/2003 09:19 pm Liz Margerum/Liz Margerum Firefighters put water on 200 South Virginia St. after a transformer explosion Tuesday in downtown Reno. A transformer explosion Tuesday on the side of the Wells Fargo office building in downtown Reno sent flaming oil through the streets, slightly burning a woman and forcing the evacuation of more than 200 workers, officials said. Reno city spokesman Steve Frady said many workers had left for the day before the explosion. Crews were investigating what caused the transformer at 200 S. Virginia St. to explode shortly after 4 p.m. The ensuing fire sent up a smoke plume visible for miles and charred the outside of the eight-story building. The oil used as a coolant for the transformer caught fire and sent flames down Virginia Street toward Court Street, fire officials said. Chris Christiansen said she was walking near the transformer when it exploded, burning her face and neck.