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Tesla factory in Grünheide shut down after power outage – report speaks of “arson attack”

2024-03-05T09:17:06.476Z

Highlights: Tesla factory in Grünheide shut down after power outage – report speaks of “arson attack”. One report speculates about an ‘arson attack.’ The reason is said to be a burning electricity pylon in Goßen-Neu Zittau (Märkisch Oderland district) The fire department was called to the fire at around 5:15 a.m. and began extinguishing the fire. According to a police spokesman, the fire caused a power outage in the area.



As of: March 5, 2024, 9:05 a.m

By: Lisa Mayerhofer

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The Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg plant.

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A burning electricity pylon probably caused a power outage at the Tesla Gigafactory in Brandenburg.

One report speculates about an “arson attack.”

Gosen-Neu Zittau - On Tuesday morning, the Tesla factory in Grünheide was probably at a standstill - due to a large-scale power outage.

Tesla employees reported this to

Handelsblatt

.

“We were not given a reason,” an employee told the newspaper.

“Those who came at 6:30 a.m. still came in, but are now coming out again.” Cell phone recordings show perplexed employees in front of the factory gate asking each other if anyone knows more.

Tesla factory apparently paralyzed due to power outage

The reason is said to be a burning electricity pylon in Goßen-Neu Zittau (Märkisch Oderland district) in the region near the Tesla Gigafactory, which caused a major power outage on Tuesday.

As the police announced in the morning, the fire department was called to the fire at around 5:15 a.m. and began extinguishing the fire.

According to a spokesman, the fire caused a power outage in the area.

The police have not yet provided any information about the cause of the fire.

Power outage due to burning electricity pylon Report speaks of arson attack

However, according to information from the

Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung

and

Bild

, the fire department had to briefly interrupt its firefighting operation.

A tent belonging to environmental activists camping there was discovered near the scene of the fire, with a reference to explosive ordnance that may have been buried.

Now the explosive ordnance disposal service has taken over the operation, according to the newspapers.

Bild

therefore

speaks of an “arson attack”, which has not yet been officially confirmed by the police.

Police spokesman Roland Kamenz said the electricity pylon was said to be free-standing in a field.

A police helicopter was also deployed in the morning after the alarm was raised about the fire.

Regarding the possible cause, the spokesman said so far: “We are investigating in all directions.” 

With material from dpa

Source: merkur

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