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Small fire at Tesla California facility has been contained

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  • 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.

Tweet by Freemont Fire Dept: Fire has been extinguished, investigator has been called to the scene and no reported injuries at this time. Thank you @ktvu for the overhead pictures!

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.

Tweet by Elon Musk: I was just there. Cardboard being prepped for recycling along southern fence line caught fire. Super appreciate fast response by Fremont fire dept! No injuries or damage to factory.

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.