Fire under control at Tesla’s Fremont factory, no injuries reported

A fire at the electric car maker Tesla’s Fremont, California factory was brought under control Thursday night and there were no immediate reports of injuries, the fire department said.

Aisha Knowles, a spokeswoman for the Fremont Fire Department, said the fire occurred in part of the factory site under construction.

“The deep-seated fire was contained in a die cutting machine used to make vehicles,” she added.

The fire was caused by hydraulic fluid that came into contact with molten aluminum, the spokeswoman said. The Fremont firefighters have coordinated with the Tesla fire protection team.

According to the spokeswoman, two Fremont fire engines and a truck remained on site to monitor the situation.

Local media company KTVU Fox 2 had previously tweeted a video about smoke coming from the factory.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether production was affected. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment.

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