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MSI confirms an accidental fire at its Chinese PCB factory

MSI admits to a fire at one of its factories. (Source: MSI)
MSI admits to a fire at one of its factories. (Source: MSI)
Recently, reports of a fire breaking out at MSI's plant in Bao'an, Shenzhen arose on social media and on news sites. Now, the OEM has officially stated that these reports were true, although the incident in question was immediately met with appropriate action. No harm to workers at the factory was reported.

Recently, a video that appeared to show smoke pouring out of a facility associated with the OEM MSI has been circulating online. It led to reports that the facility in question was located in Bao'an, China, and is engaged in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the company.

Therefore, such an incident has the potential to affect the future supply of laptops, graphics cards, motherboards and other devices from this OEM. It subsequently released a statement confiming that an "accidental fire" did indeed break out at the factory on November 5, 2020. However, the  stressed that emergency procedures were implemented "immediately" in response to it.

Furthermore, firefighters were also summoned to deal with the blaze. MSI also noted that it would "continue to strengthen the education and training of personnel" in the wake of the conflagration. It also denied that any injury to humans (or damage to technology) occurred as a result of the "accident", or that the normal operations of the factory had been impaired afterward.

A shot from the Bao'an factory fire video. (Source:  Reddit via Anandtech)
A shot from the Bao'an factory fire video. (Source: Reddit via Anandtech)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11- 9 (Update: 2020-11- 9)
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