A minor fire broke out at a Samsung SDI factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Making matters worse, the cause of the fire was due to battery issues within the factory, according to Samsung and local emergency services.
Luckily, the fire has been extinguished and no harm was done to any workers, a Samsung spokesperson said.
Samsung SDI, which is a subsidiary of the South Korean conglomerate, builds lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and mobile devices. This specific facility churns out batteries for smartphones for the most part.
Samsung SDI supplied batteries for the Galaxy Note 7, which suffered from a global re-call after the battery in the smartphone began to explode, costing the company $5.3 billion.