Raging fire erupts from the roof of Google’s office in China’s Silicon Valley and causes employees to evacuate from the Beijing office block
- A blaze broke out on the roof of a Google office in China on Wednesday
- The fire was reported at 11am at Tower B of Raycom Infotech Park in Beijing’s Silicon Valley the Zhongguancun tech district
- The raging flames sent giant plumes of black smoke in the air
- Firefighters were called to the scene and successfully extinguished the flames
- Google employees were evacuated then allowed to re-enter the building
A massive fire erupted in a Google office in China, sending dangerous black plumes of smoke rising into the air.
The furious blaze was first reported at 11am local time on Wednesday in the Zhongguancun tech district, also known as China’s Silicon Valley, in Beijing.
The fire took place at Tower B of Raycom Infotech Park, according to state newspaper the Global Times.
A blaze broke out on the roof of a Google office in China around 11am on Wednesday afternoon
The fire took place at Tower B of Raycom Infotech Park in the Zhongguancun tech district, also known as China’s Silicon Valley, in Beijing
Shocking video and photos of the menacing fire were quickly shared online, showing the fire that seemed to come from the roof of the Google high-rise building.
Google employees were evacuated from the building then later allowed to return, according to New York Times tech reporter Raymond Zhong.
He shared video of the fire on Twitter saying: ‘[An] employee tells me that everyone was evacuated for 20 mins but are now being let back in.’
Firefighters quickly reported to the scene and extinguished the flames.
The cause of the blaze is unknown and there were no immediate reports of injury, according to BNO News.
The building also holds Chinese internet company Sohu as well as other companies.