Charged Tesla catches fire, burns down house before exploding

Authorities say the fire started in the back of the Tesla before spreading to the adjoining house.

The fire occurred in the night of November 23. As 6ABC reported, the Tesla Model 3 was charging in the driveway of a house in Maple Glen, PA. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire had already damaged the garage. Fortunately, they were able to prevent it from spreading beyond this part of the house. No one was hurt.

Image of the November 23 fire caused by a charging Tesla - Credit: Facebook / Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1
Image of the November 23 fire caused by a charging Tesla – Credit: Facebook / Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1

“At 10:19 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the FWFC responded to a burning house on Temple Drive. Battalion 88 arrived at the scene and found the rear of a burning electric vehicle that had spread out in the garage. “

The explosion suggests that the Tesla’s battery is involved

The video broadcast by the American channel 6ABC shows at least one explosion. The battery is the element most likely to cause an explosion as a result. It is probable that these lithium-charged elements also caught fire, or even are at the origin of the fire. The local police have opened an investigation, and considering that the event is very recent we will have to wait before obtaining more information.

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Image of the November 23 fire caused by a charging Tesla after firefighters intervened - Credits: Facebook / Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1Image of the November 23 fire caused by a charging Tesla after firefighters intervened - Credits: Facebook / Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1
Image of the November 23 fire caused by a charging Tesla after firefighters intervened – Credits: Facebook / Fort Washington Fire Company No. 1

Are electric cars dangerous?

Battery fires are a problem for electric vehicle manufacturers, but their danger is difficult to assess. The novelty of these cars leads to an intense media focus on industry events, which can heighten the perception of issues related to electric vehicles.

What investigators need to conduct an assessment is context in which the fire occurred. For example, it took some time for authorities to begin to understand the deadly event of September 13th. If the case continues to continue, investigators can now claim that an impact at a speed three times the allowable limit caused the blaze.

Nevertheless, after a series of implication of its vehicles in accidents involving official vehicles, Tesla remains in the crosshairs of the authorities.

Source : Autoevolution

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