An explosion in Google's data center caused a massive outage

An electrical explosion at one of Google's data centers in Omaha, Iowa, seriously injured three electricians and reportedly disrupted some of the company's services.

A tweet (opens in a new tab) from an account claiming to monitor local police radio shows a man has 'severe physical injuries', another Peoples husband had 'beads on his face, arms and thighs", and one man had "burns". " on his face.

Located near Lake Manawa State Park, the complex is one of Google's largest data centers.

According to sources reported by the Omaha World-Herald, the explosion occurred around 11:59 a.m. local time (Opens in a new tab).

Council Bluffs Deputy Fire Chief Jim Wood told local media he did not give details of the incident other than to say it was 'some sort of electrical problem' .

The local fire department said it was still investigating the cause of the crash. All radiologists were airlifted to Nebraska Medical Center, and one was airlifted.

Downdector wrote about increasing blocking issues related to Google (opens in a new tab) which primarily affected Google Search during the attack, but also saw a slight increase in reports on Maps and YouTube.

However, there's no way to tell if it's related to the explosion, and Google hasn't released any service related to the situation.

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