A Tesla Megapack battery is on fire at a PG&E facility in California


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A Tesla Megapack battery caught fire this morning at local utility company PG&E’s Elkhorn battery storage facility in Monterey County, Calif., as reported by local news stations KSBW Action News 8 and KRON4.

The fire started around 1:30 a.m. this morning, according to PG&E operations communications manager Jeff Smith. Smith tells The edge that PG&E is working with the fire and emergency services to provide enough space to safely stop the spread of the fire. At 1:55 p.m. ET, it looks like the fire is still burning.

Caltrans confirmed the fire closed a section of Highway 1 as fire crews deployed units to manage the blaze and followed with another tweet noting that as of 1:20 p.m. ET, a permanent closure remains in effect. No injuries were…

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