Reports of a fire at the Fender Ensenada factory on 16 February claim damage has been sustained to the building. Thankfully, no one has been hurt and the flames were extinguished by local firefighters.
According to Ensenada.net, the fire broke out on the morning of Wednesday 16 February at the Fender factory in Ensenada around 6.30 am and has caused material damage. The flames were spotted by the warehouse of the factory, potentially damaging stock or materials.
Workers were evacuated and luckily no one was hurt in the fire, as local fire-fighters managed to extinguish the blaze safely.
Made in Mexico Fenders
Currently, it is too early to say whether or not equipment, or materials, have been damaged, and Fender has made no official statements as of yet. However, it’s possible this fire could be a setback for production of Mexican-made Fender guitars.
The Ensenada factory is responsible for all of Fender’s mid-priced Made In Mexico guitars and, very recently, it was announced that the facility would be expanded to accommodate manufacture of the new Acoustasonic Player Telecaster.
We will update this article when and if more information becomes available.
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