MSI factory in China catches fire, months after CEO falls to his death

One of MSI's main manufacturing plants in China catches fire, could have a bad effect on MSI products going into next year.

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Update: MSI has released an official statement, which explains: "A fire accident occurred in MSI Baoan factory in Shenzhen on November 5th afternoon. MSI activated its emergency measures and notified the fire department to deal with it immediately. No injuries were caused and the production line was not damaged. In the future, MSI will continue to strengthen the education and training of personnel. At present, all units are operating normally. Thank you for your concern".

A massive fire has broken out at one of MSI's gigantic plants in Kunshan, China -- with people posting the news to Reddit and Twitter. Check it out:

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You can watch a video of the MSI factory fire in China on Reddit here, but it looks pretty serious. This news is just months after MSI CEO Charles Chiang died after falling from a building back in July 2020, and right in the middle of what is most likely MSI's busiest time ever.

We have sold-out and hotly-wanted GeForce RTX 30 series cards, new X570 motherboards for AMD's kick ass Zen 3 processors, and AMD's upcoming RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.

We hope no one has been hurt in the fire, and we don't know if this will have a negative effect on MSI in 2021 and their production -- we will have to wait and see.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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