An Illinois electric vehicle assembly factory was briefly evacuated Tuesday evening after a small fire broke out in the plant.
Local authorities indicated that the blaze occurred just after 5 p.m. in the Rivian plant’s battery assembly section, Electrek reports.
The evacuation was short and precautionary, and minimal smoke was ventilated through the plant’s HVAC and exhaust system.
The Normal, Illinois, Fire Department said the building itself sustained no damage and the assembly process was not affected.
Rivian acquired the former Mitsubishi Motors plant in 2017; the EV startup is set to begin deliveries of its debut pickup soon.