Fire damages Apple’s former sapphire-screen factory in Mesa, Arizona

“A fire broke out on Tuesday at [Apple’s] facility [in Mesa, Arizona], home to failed efforts by a supplier to manufacture sapphire screens for iPhones and the future location of an Apple data center,” Tim Higgins reports for Bloomberg. “The blaze, which began on the roof of the more than 1.3 million-square-foot building, caused damage around the building’s loading docks, Forrest Smith, a spokesman for the city’s fire department, wrote in an e-mail.”

“A dozen people were evacuated from the plant and none was reported to be injured, Smith said,” Higgins reports. “The cause of the fire is under investigation. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about the fire.”

Higgins reports, “Apple announced in February that it would invest $2 billion to convert the building into a data center.”

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MacDailyNews Take: That place is snakebit.

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