Two Tesla employees reported that a fire at the company’s Fremont, CA facility temporarily stopped production earlier this week.
According to CNBC, the fire occurred on Tuesday morning, April 3 in the paint shop where primer is applied to the vehicles during the paint process. The fire was contained internally before any alarms went off.
A Tesla spokesperson confirmed the report to CNBC stating “On Tuesday morning, there was a small fire in the factory that was immediately contained and extinguished in a matter of seconds. There were no injuries and vehicle production was up and running normally shortly thereafter.”
The Fremont Fire Department battalion chief was called to the scene to investigate a possible fire, however, no signs of a fire or smoke were visible from the outside.
“A fire could occur at Tesla and be extinguished by onsite personnel,” a city of Fremont spokesperson told CNBC. “A small fire could be extinguished before an alarm activation or activation of a fire suppression system."