Fire erupts near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California

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Fire erupts near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California

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 some grass and an unidentified building.

Aerial video from local news outlets showed firefighters dousing the flames with water. Another video showed a building engulfed in flames. A Tesla spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

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.

Aerial images show white sm0ke wafting from the area:

And here’s how the scene looked early on:

This story is developing. Updates to come.

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