Fire at Wells Fargo Facility Causes Nationwide Outages

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"We apologize for the inconvenience", Wells Fargo told Newsweek.

The issue started to become apparent in the early hours before spiking at around 8 a.m. (ET); by noon, the banking service still wasn't back to full operations.

This is the second time this month Wells Fargo customers have experienced issues.

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The same day, Wells Fargo tweeted that their technical team had resolved the issue; however, customers are still allegedly without access to the mobile banking app and desktop site.

The company acknowledged on Twitter it is researching problems with online banking and its mobile app.

The issues are the direct outcome "of a fire at a server farm located in Shoreview, Minnesota". When the fire department got there, though, they found no evidence of a blaze. If there are any backup or redundant systems, they're not working.

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It is unknown how many Wells Fargo customers were impacted. As a result of the fire the servers had to be shut down, the bank employee reportedly said. It is baffling that a single incident has set off such a chain reaction that it knocked out the entire internet-facing infrastructure of the bank.

The outage affected Wells Fargo customers all around the USA, with all of the coastal areas experiencing the heaviest issues.

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