Google Burns Down, Twitter Knows First!

A blaze broke out at Google's British headquarters today, when a rooftop barbecue got out of control.

The blaze broke out on the roof patio of the company's London offices at lunchtime, the fire brigade said.

Around 5,000 Google staff and employees from other firms based in the six-floor building were evacuated.

Within minutes nearby workers had posted pictures of the blaze on the social networking website Twitter.

A spokesman from Google said: 'We have free food for staff at our offices and today was a barbecue day. We were having a barbecue on the patio where the fire started, but we're waiting to hear from the firefighters whether the two are linked.'

Daily mail article.

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=SMART=8 years ago
Londons burning !
Ananand8 years ago
ironic haha
Brennn108 years ago
Gmail did go down today for about an hour.
DJ Radio8 years ago
I hope nothing important got damaged or destroyed.
Goodhart8 years ago
Within minutes nearby workers had posted pictures of the blaze on the social networking website Twitter.

There you go, evidence that mankind has altered it's concerns from is everyone safe to who can I tell this to first!!! LOL
Bigev8 years ago
Well, what else did you expect from the people who work at a company that specializes in the Internet?
kelseymh8 years ago
Somebody there should have done a search on "barbecue safety".
Kiteman (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
LOL!

Did this surface, or did you come here from the other topic?
I followed your link in the "vanishing topics" thread.
Kiteman (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
Ah.
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