When Tesla was in the early stages of negotiation with the German government, activists were against the company building its Gigafactory Berlin on the grounds of potential water contamination and other environmental issues that may arise. Well, a fire in the factory's recycling plant broke out early in the morning and some of the locals are asking for production to stop.
According to German media, a large amount of cardboard and wood caught fire in the factory's recycling facility - 800 m3 of paper and wood as per sources. The flames were seen from afar and it took 50 firefighters, 12 of them from Tesla's very own brigade, to extinguish the fire.
Fortunately, there are no reports of injured workers at the factory, but the activists are still calling for the Gigafactory to stop production. At least until a proper investigation has been carried out and safety measures are in place. It's reported that earlier this year, the same group was asking the local government to revoke Tesla's production permit due to a paint leak.