Foxconn Plant Catches Fire in China

A Foxconn plant in China caught fire Tuesday, sending large plumes of smoke into the sky above the city of Yantai in Shandong province. M.I.C. Gadget reported that the fire was put out in 30 minutes, and that no injuries were reported.

Foxconn Fire

A photo of the fire sent to MacCast by a listener in China

Foxconn is one of Apple’s primary manufacturing partners, but this plant reportedly makes, “PCs, Sony laptops, computer components and printers.” The plant employs a mind-boggling 80,000 people. 

China-based M.I.C. Gadget wrote that, “So far as we know, there is no Apple product manufactures in Yantai, the production lines for i-product are mainly located at Shenzhen and Chengdu.”

The video below was posted to YouTube by a local resident who captured the billowing smoke on video.