The other day, I posted some photos of a fan hanging from the rafters. Those pictures have nothing on these:
Parks Hall Server Room Fire. This happened in July of 2002 and was apparently caused by an electrical problem in one of the old servers. Here is a news article on it.
I just don't have words that would express my disbelief. wow.
If there is any bright side, the staff at UWW produced an in-depth paper on the disaster recovery and rebuilding process. It's a good read, and a very sobering thought that something like this could easily happen to any of us.
If you ever wanted an argument for off-site backups, there you go.