An electrical room incident at Fisher Plaza East knocked out power. KOMO and KUNS remained on air; only KVI-AM was disrupted.
Thursday night, July 2, at approximately 11:10 p.m., an incident in a garage-level electrical room disrupted power to Fisher Communications Inc.’s Fisher Plaza East in Seattle and knocked out the facility’s backup generation system. The electrical room is where Fisher Plaza East receives its power from Seattle City Light.
KOMO-TV, KUNS-TV and Fisher’s Seattle radio properties (KOMO-AM, KPLZ-FM and KVI-AM) are based in the building. All of these stations continue to broadcast, except for KVI, which will resume service as soon as power is restored to Fisher Plaza East.
The cause of the electrical fire remains under investigation, and the company is working closely with Seattle City Light and outside experts to determine what caused this incident.
Fisher officials, CP Management and Egis Engineering have been coordinating with Seattle City Light to restore power to the building. Fisher is bringing in electrical generators to restore power to the building, at which time it can further assess the situation. The company is working to restore normal service to its customers as soon as possible.
Fisher Plaza East also houses data and network operations and co-location facilities for several companies.
There were no injuries, according to Fisher.