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Fri Jun 7, 2024, 09:31 PM Jun 7

Battery fire at storage facility in Otay Mesa keeps reigniting

Battery fire at storage facility in Otay Mesa keeps reigniting

About 40 firefighters remain at the site, pouring water on batteries, after the most recent flare-up at the Gateway Energy Storage Facility on Camino De La Fuente

By Rob Nikolewski | May 18, 2024

OTAY MESA — The long-smoldering battery plant fire in Otay Mesa neared the four-day mark Sunday with no indication that full containment was imminent.
Cal Fire Capt. Brent Pascua said mid-morning that the situation continued roughly as it was Saturday night with 40 firefighters and five engines assigned .

“We still have light wispy smoke coming from the fire,” Pascua said. “Our goal is to continue to keep it contained to the building it started in.”

There was no firm estimate of how much longer the fire might continue.

“Speaking with the experts, in the past they’re had a few incidents like this, and it’s anywhere from seven days to a couple of weeks,” Pascua said....more

Fire crews return to Otay Mesa to fight yet another lithium ion battery blaze

The fire was the latest in a growing number of lithium ion battery blazes in the San Diego region.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported at least 32 such fires since mid-March, compared to 104 in the previous year, more than doubling from 2022, which saw 46 incidents...more
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Battery fire at storage facility in Otay Mesa keeps reigniting (Original Post) Caribbeans Jun 7 OP
Damn! I didn't know about this fire sdfernando Jun 7 #1


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1. Damn! I didn't know about this fire
Fri Jun 7, 2024, 10:06 PM
Jun 7

I have a rented out house in Otay Mesa several miles west though. Will have to stip by this weekend and check on it and the air quality.

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