• Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021

Fireplace broke out at Tesla manufacturing facility in Fremont, California


Mar 12, 2021

Autos move the Tesla Inc. meeting plant in Fremont, California, U.S., on Monday, Could 11, 2020.

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Firefighters responded to a “working hearth” on the Tesla plant in Fremont, California on Thursday afternoon, in response to a press release from the Fremont Fireplace Division.‚ÄČ

No personnel or firefighters have been injured, the fireplace division mentioned.

The fireplace reportedly occurred in an space of the Tesla facility that’s below development. That is Tesla’s major U.S. car meeting plant. The corporate is at present constructing a second one in Austin, Texas.

Elon Musk’s electrical automobile firm makes its Mannequin 3 sedan, Mannequin Y crossover SUV, and higher-end Mannequin S and X electrical automobiles in Fremont.

The Fremont plant just lately shut down for no less than two days resulting from elements shortages, in response to Musk.

The manufacturing facility has a historical past of expensive fires, together with a number of fires at its paint store, as CNBC has beforehand reported.

In accordance with Tesla’s fourth quarter submitting with the SEC, Tesla has acquired “notices of violation” from the Bay Space Air High quality Administration District regarding air allowing and compliance for the Fremont manufacturing facility, too.

“The EPA is reviewing the compliance of our Fremont Manufacturing facility operations with relevant necessities below the Clear Air Act, and we’re working with the EPA in responding its requests for info,” Tesla mentioned within the submitting.

In accordance with the Fremont hearth division, “The deep-seated hearth was contained to a car manufacturing stamping machine.” Metropolis firefighters coordinated with Tesla’s inner brigade, the Tesla Fireplace Response Crew, to include the fireplace inside just a few hours.

Tesla didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

As of Thursday night, the fireplace on the Fremont manufacturing facility was below management with hearth engines and a truck remaining on the scene to watch the scenario. The reason for the fireplace was decided to be “molten aluminum and hydraulic fluid.”