Foxconn is burning yet again. Deep, black smoke was seen coming out of a Foxconn factory in Yantai, a city in the northeastern Shandong Province of China, as a result from a serious fire. Luckily, the fire was put out before the plant suffered any casualties.
Remember, Foxconn had just suffered an explosion that killed multiple people at their Chengdu factory earlier this year. Going through another explosion and fire and deaths would have been disastrous for the contentious company. The smoke started billowing from the building around 10:26AM local time (or 10PM yesterday for us) and was either caused by "improper operation of workmanship on color spraying" (according to Chinese media) or electrical cables on the rooftop catching fire (according to Reuters). It looked like the fire could've turned for the worst but the fire department managed to put out the fire within 30 minutes. Phew.