Massive fire breaks out at Tesla Gigafactory in Berlin, no casualty
A massive fire broke out at a Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide in Germany after a pile of cardboard caught fire on the northeastern part of the facility, the media has reported.
The fire broke out at the Tesla Gigafactory as 800 cubic metres of paper, cardboard and wood were burned. The fire was doused using water with foam agent, according to a report published in Investing.com.
“It will be checked whether shredding work would have caused the fire,” said the police. Fortunately, there was no report of any casualty.
About 50 firefighters, including 12 from Tesla’s own brigade doused the flames at the Gigafactory.
The Gigafactory is mostly located in a drinking water protection area. The Strausberg-Erkner Water Association was alarmed after examining drone footage of the fire. Tesla’s own fire brigade at Gigafactory Berlin called the local fire department of the municipality of Grunheide at 3.33, where the factory is located, for help on Monday morning, says a report by auto-tech website Electrek.
According to information from the Oderland regional office, 800 cubic meters of paper, cardboard, and wood reportedly caught fire, resulting in the blaze.