"This afternoon, a small fire occurred at a SpaceX facility in Cocoa", SpaceX spokesperson James Gleeson confirmed in an interview with Florida Today. "The fire was contained to a sea van on site and extinguished thanks to the Cocoa Fire Department, which responded within minutes… There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and the cause is under investigation", he said.
. @SpaceX's Florida facility caught fire yesterday, causing damage in the range from USD50,000 to USD100,000. The blaze was contained quickly, according to the US aerospace firm's spokesperson James Gleeson. An electrical fault is suspected to be the source of fire. @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/8XB04Ooyi0— Yicai Global 第一财经 (@yicaichina) July 9, 2019
The company is currently building prototype versions of its future deep space Starship in Cocoa, as well as in another facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The prototype vehicle will be tested during sub-orbital flights, while the final version of the Starship is supposed to take people to the Moon, Mars, and other places far from our planet.