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: Firefighters respond to small fire at Tesla factory in California

Firefighters responded to a fire at Tesla Inc.'s factory in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday afternoon. Read More...

Firefighters responded to a small fire at Tesla Inc.’s factory in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday afternoon.

In was unclear what caught fire or what the extent of damage was. Video from a news helicopter showed the fire had apparently been extinguished, with firefighters and Tesla workers lingering around an open-air area with machinery that appeared to be under construction, away from the main building. Light wisps of smoke were visible.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Tesla did not immediately respond for a request for comment or details.

The Fremont factory employs around 10,000 people, and produces Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y electric vehicles.

Another small fire broke out at the facility in August 2018, causing no injuries and not affecting production.

The Fremont plant was shut down for two days last month over what CEO Elon Musk called a “parts shortage.”

Tesla shares TSLA gained nearly 5% on Thursday, but are flat year to date, compared to a 5% gain for the S&P 500 SPX this year.

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