The roof of a Digital Realty data center under construction caught fire today, causing an estimated $150,000 of damage.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshall’s Office has determined that roofing materials in the data center, located on the 21000 block of Sir Timothy Drive, were set ablaze by a space heater. The space heater, used to keep roofing materials warm overnight, was placed too close to flammable materials.
Crews arrived to find fire and heavy smoke coming from a portion of the roof. Firefighters knocked down the fire and secured the remaining roofing materials. No injuries were reported.