Electrical Fire at AT&T Communications Building Impacts U-Verse Service
At 9:48 a.m. the Richardson Fire Department responded to an electrical fire at an AT&T switching station located at 1666 Firman Dr. Two fire companies responded to the incident and found an electrical fire within the facility contained to an electrical room which started at a power switch and burned primary and backup electrical systems. A cause for the fire has not been determined.
AT&T reports that its impacted systems controlled AT&T U-verse service for customers throughout the North Texas area. AT&T personnel were assessing damage while fire crews were on the scene but no immediate timeline was available regarding restoration of service. AT&T customers will need to contact AT&T for further information on repairs to their U-verse service.
Richardson firefighters cleared the scene at 12:15 p.m. with no injuries to report.