- Fire crews responded to a fire that erupted near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on Thursday afternoon.
- Local news media showed an unidentified building engulfed in flames.
- The Fremont Fire Department said the flames started in a “cardboard pile” around 8:20 p.m. ET, an unidentified building also caught fire. A small patch of grass ignited along a fence near a Tesla parking lot, a statement from the automaker said.
- The flames were extinguished by 9:00 p.m. ET and no injuries were reported.
Fire crews in Fremont, California, responded to a fire that erupted near the Tesla factory on Thursday afternoon.
The Fremont Fire Department said the flames started in a cardboard pile around 8:20 p.m. ET, on the southern end of Tesla’s property, igniting an unidentified building.
Aerial video from local news outlets showed firefighters dousing the flames with water. Another video showed a building engulfed in flames. Tesla said in a statement that a small patch of grass fire ignited near its parking lot.
The fire was contained by 9:00 p.m., but firefighters remained on site to make sure there was no further threat.
There were no reports of injuries, according to a Fremont Fire spokesperson. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Aerial images show white smoke wafting from the area:
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And here’s how the scene looked early on:
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— Brian Dinsmore (@BrianKPIX) August 24, 2018
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