Fire contained at Tesla’s California plant

August 24, 2018 09:36 CET

A fire on the grounds of Tesla’s plant in California was contained by the local fire department on Thursday evening, the company said.

There were no injuries or damage caused to the factory, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter, thanking the fire department for a quick response.

Some cardboard and shipping materials being prepared for recycling on the southern fence line caught fire, along with a small patch of grass next to a Tesla parking lot, the company said.

The incident is the latest in a series of fires at the Fremont facility, which suffered two minor fires in June alone.

Earlier this month, Tesla said it expects to increase Model 3 production to 6,000 per week by late August. The company said it had repeatedly hit weekly production of about 5,000 Model 3s multiple times during July.

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