Small fire reported at Tesla factory

Small fire at Tesla factory

A fire, since extinguished, was reported at a Tesla Motors factory in California on Tuesday by the local fire department.

Firefighters in Fremont responded to a structure fire at the Fremont Boulevard factory at around 2 p.m. ET, the department said on Twitter. The blaze occurred at the high-tech home of Tesla's signature electric-powered vehicles, a 5.3 million-square-foot manufacturing and office space, according to the company's website.

Fire department tweet

Local media tweet

The one-alarm fire was contained within minutes with no injuries, as first reported by local San Francisco-area media.

"There was a small fire this morning in an air handling unit in the ceiling of the north end of the factory," a Tesla spokesperson told CNBC. "No one was harmed, there was no damage to the production line. Our on-site safety team was able to extinguish the fire quickly."

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