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|Fisher Communications, Inc. Issues Statement Following an Electrical Fire at Fisher Plaza East|
|SEATTLE, WA, Jul 03, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) today issued the
following statement regarding Thursday evening's electrical fire at
Fisher Plaza East:
Last night at approximately 11:10 pm, an incident in a garage-level electrical room disrupted power to Fisher Plaza East and knocked out the facility's backup generation system. The electrical room is where Fisher Plaza East receives its power from Seattle City Light.
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 houses data and network operations and co-location facilities for several companies. Fisher regrets any inconvenience these companies or their customers may have experienced as a result of this incident.
KOMO-TV, KUNS-TV and Fisher's Seattle radio properties (KOMO 1000, KPLZ and KVI) also 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.
There were no injuries.
About Fisher Communications
Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and operates 13 full power television stations (including a 50%-owned television station), 7 low power television stations and 8 radio stations in the Western United States. The Company owns and operates Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider; and Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.
SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.