Fire Erupts at Chinese Factory That Makes Batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

A fire erupted inside a Chinese factory responsible for supplying batteries for the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The incident, which occurred on Wednesday morning, was only a “minor fire,” according to Samsung SDI Co. The company is located in Tianjin’s Wuqing district and is one of the two battery suppliers for the Note 7.

With 19 fire engines and over 110 firemen on the scene, the fire was quickly put out. No casualties were reported.

Materials involved in the incident include lithium-ion batteries and semi-manufactured battery products, South China Morning Post said. However, the exact cause of the fire has not been identified.

Spokesman Shin Yong-doo said the fire started at a waste depository and not a production facility, according to Bloomberg.

Environmental officials came in the afternoon to inspect air quality and ruled out probable pollution.

Samsung SDI reportedly invested 150 billion won ($129 million) to ensure product safety. It’s expected that their batteries will be in Samsung’s upcoming smartphone.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 previously made headlines after multiple reports surfaced claiming that it overheats and explodes.

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