Fire at Google UK HQ Blamed on Barbecue

By  |  Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 9:16 am

Google LogoGoogle’s UK headquarters in London were evacuated Thursday afternoon local time after a barbecue on the bulding’s roof caught fire and burned out of control. No injuries have been reported, and damage seems to be contained to the portion of the roof where the barbecue was located. In total, four fire engines and 20 firefighters responded to fight the blaze.

What may have accelerated the fire was the fact that a portion of the terrace on the roof is wooden. While an investigation of what happened is still ongoing, it’s pretty safe to assume this caught fire easily and was a main source of the flames seen in several pictures seen across the Internet, such as the one seen here.

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