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Machine catches fire at Tesla factory in California

A machine caught fire at the northern California factory where Tesla makes the bulk of its cars, according to local officials.

The flames broke out Thursday afternoon in a part of the Fremont plant that’s currently under construction, the Fremont Fire Department said.

A photo from the scene showed dark smoke billowing out of the plant while cranes stood nearby.

Local firefighters worked with Tesla’s internal staff to quell the fire, which was caused by “molten aluminum and hydraulic fluid,” the department said. No one was hurt in the incident.

As Tesla’s flagship production facility, the Fremont plant churns out all four electric cars in the Elon Musk-led company’s current lineup: the Model 3 sedan, the Model Y SUV, and the more upscale Model S and Model X.

Category: Technology

Source: New York Post

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