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Fire Damages Apple’s Former Sapphire-Screen Factory in Arizona

The unlucky streak continues at Apple Inc.’s factory in Mesa, Arizona.

A fire broke out on Tuesday at the facility, home to failed efforts by a supplier to manufacture sapphire screens for iPhones and the future location of an Apple data center. The blaze, which began on the roof of the more than 1.3 million-square-foot building, caused damage around the building’s loading docks, Forrest Smith, a spokesman for the city’s fire department, wrote in an e-mail.