Microsoft Bing Travel is unavailable for services due to an accidental fire at a Seattle building where Bing Travel data reside.
The fire broke out yesterday evening in the basement of Fisher Plaza.
Microsoft posted an explanation on Bing Travel site which read:
A fire occurred at Fisher Plaza in downtown Seattle just after midnight on Friday morning, July 3. A blown transformer knocked out power to the entire building, which is home to the Bing Travel servers. This is isolated to Bing Travel only, and there has been no impact to any other aspects of Bing. We're hard at work to restore service following this unexpected event and appreciate your patience.”
In the meantime, the company recommended its travel partner, Orbitz, for any travel needs.
Other sites have also been affected and experienced problems like the Authorize.net which was down Friday morning.
Verizon Communications Inc. also announced a temporary disrupted of its DSL service in the Seattle area.