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Firefighters in Sacramento, California, used 6,000 gallons of water to put out a fire on a Tesla Model S. It was reported that the Telsa “spontaneously caught fire.”
First responders saw the electric vehicle was “engulfed in flames.”
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District was called to a Tesla Model S while it was traveling on a highway in Rancho Cordova, California.
The fire department said that the vehicle’s battery compartment caught fire while it was moving at highway speeds on Highway 50 eastbound.
To extinguish the fire, it took two fire engines, a water tender, and a ladder truck. Firefighters got to the car’s underside with jacks to put out the battery fire.
The batteries continued to burn even after the primary fire was extinguished.
The vehicle battery compartment spontaneously caught fire while it was traveling freeway speeds on EB Hwy 50. The fire was extinguished with approx 6,000 gallons of water, as the battery cells continued to combust. Thankfully no injuries were reported. pic.twitter.com/PRmlWzQdXS
— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) January 29, 2023
No one was hurt in the fire, and the cause of the fire is being investigated.
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This is far from the first time that a Tesla vehicle has caught fire. In June of 2022, Firefighters were forced to use 4,500 gallons of water to extinguish a Tesla after its batteries kept reigniting.
In December of 2022, Breitbart News reported that a Tesla vehicle caught fire inside a garage in St. Louis, Missouri, in the dead of night. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze and firefighters were able to remove the Tesla from the garage to extinguish the flames.