Utility and Misc

Fire breaks out at lithium ion battery factory in Sylmar

SYLMAR — An electrical fire broke out Wednesday morning at a lithium ion battery manufacturing firm in Sylmar, but no one was injured.

The fire, which was contained in a storage room measuring 200 by 200 feet thanks to sprinklers, was reported at 1:46 a.m. at Quallion LLC, 12744 San Fernando Road, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze was put out by 99 firefighters in 65 minutes, he said.

There was no concern regarding hazardous materials, Humphrey added.

The cause of the fire and the resulting monetary loss to Quallion LLC, a manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems for medical, space and defense applications, were not immediately determined.

Source: Daily News