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A Tesla Megapack battery caught fire this morning at the local utility company PG&E’s Elkhorn Battery Storage facility in Monterey County, California, as reported by local news stations KSBW Action News 8 and KRON4.
The fire started at around 1:30AM this morning, according to PG&E’s operations comm manager, Jeff Smith. Smith tells The Verge that PG&E is working with fire and emergency services to provide enough space to safely stop the spread of the fire. As of 1:55PM ET, it appears that the fire is still burning.
Caltrans confirmed the fire closed a section of Highway 1 as fire crews deployed units to handle the blaze and followed up with another tweet noting that as of 1:20PM ET, a hard closure remains in effect. No injuries were…