Fire Erupts at Foxconn iPhone Factory

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A fire broke out at Foxconn's primary iPhone production facility on Sunday. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet, and Foxconn representatives said there weren't any casualties and iPhone production won't be impacted.

Foxconn's main iPhone production center caught fire. This is another location that isn't burning.Foxconn's main iPhone production center caught fire. This is another location that isn't burning.

The fire started in the central air conditioning fand and ventilation ducts on the roof of one of the production buildings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Authorities are looking into the cause of the fire.

This isn't the first time a fire has broken out at a factory where Foxconn builds products for Apple. In May 2011 at least 15 people were injured and three killed in a Foxconn facility building iPads. That fire was traced back to what was called "combustible dust" in the air duct system.

The company also had to deal with a fire at one of its other factories in September 2011. That fire, however, was at a PC and Sony laptop production facility.

Apple is referring requests for comments over to Foxconn.

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Foxconn took measures in 2011 to prevent fires from dust in factory air circulation systems. It'll be interesting to see if this latest fire is similar, or something new.

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