A Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) Megapack battery installed at utility PG&E Corporation’s(NYSE: PCG) California storage facility caught fire early on Tuesday, said reports. At the time of writing, the fire had been “fully controlled.”
What Happened: According to a report in Tech Crunch, PG&E said that around 1:30 a.m. it became aware of a fire in one Tesla Megapack at the Elkhorn Battery Storage in Moss Landing, Monterey County, California. Following the incident, the facility was disconnected from the grid to stop the spread of the fire and provide a safe area for emergency response personnel, added the report.
The fire also led to the shutting down of a section of Highway 1 and the issuing of a shelter-in-place order from the county sheriff’s office.
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