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.

Firefighters who responded to the factory around 4:30 p.m. Pacific time contained the fire to a “vehicle manufacturing stamping machine” on the site, the fire department said in a Facebook post.

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