Small fire at Tesla California facility has been contained

  • A minor fire on the grounds of the Tesla factory in California on Thursday evening was contained by the Fremont fire department.
  • There were no injuries or damage caused to the factory, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said on Twitter.

A minor fire on the grounds of the Tesla factory in California on Thursday evening was contained by the Fremont fire department, a Tesla spokesperson told Reuters.

There were no injuries or damage caused to the factory, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said on Twitter, thanking the local 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 spokesperson 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.