Video: Crypto Miner’s Server Farm Starts Huge Fire In Russia
Eight Homes Destroyed, Forty Damaged
A cryptocurrency mining farm in the Russian city of Artyom started a massive fire in an apartment tower on February 6th and destroyed the homes of scores of residents. Miraculously no one was killed, although several were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Witnesses report seeing a man fleeing the building carrying computer servers once the fire was discovered. Firemen and police found computing equipment in the apartment similar to what is used to mine cryptocurrency. Russia is a favorite domicile for miners due to the low cost of electricity.
The Russian media outlet, Meduza, reports the fire destroyed eight apartments and damaged forty others. The temperature outside during the incident was -28 degrees Celsius.
The residents of the building will have to pay their own repair costs. There is no word if the suspect was caught by police.