FREMONT (CBS SF) – Firefighters in Fremont put down a fire at the Tesla factory on Tuesday afternoon in which two people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, according to authorities.
Fremont Fire Department responded at 12:41 p.m. to a report of a fire at the Tesla facility on 45500 Fremont Boulevard
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The Fremont Fire Department tweeted that the fire was put out around 1:20 p.m. and isolated in a boiler room on the 3rd floor of the administration building.
Update: The fire at Tesla was put down around 1:20 p.m. and isolated in a boiler room on the 3rd floor of the administration building. The large filters in the HVAC system caught fire. The fire brigade is now putting out the smoke and looking for an extension. pic.twitter.com/njNN3lcIK3
– Fremont Fire Department (@FremontFire) December 21, 2021
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Fire officials said the large filters for the HVAC system caught fire. The fire brigade is in the process of removing the smoke from the building and examining an extension.
Two people at the facility were injured by smoke inhalation and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, the firefighters said.
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The cause of the fire is being investigated.