Tesla Model S Catches Fire in the US, Reignites a Few Hours Later

Tesla Model S catches fire in the US. Reignites hours after being towed away.

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Tesla has been attracting a lot of heat recently! Literally.

Just a few months ago in June, a Tesla Model S had caught fire due to a faulty battery and now the same happened again as another Tesla Model S caught fire, this time in a business parking lot in Los Gatos, according to a NBC Bay Area report.

There were no injuries reported and the authorities in the area said that there wasn’t any collision nor was there any work being done on it.


The owner had brought the vehicle to a tyre shop on a tow truck. Later, the workers at the tyre shop and the owner noticed a hissing sound coming from the car before it caught fire moments later.

Fire crews rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze, only to notice that the batteries in the car continued to burn long after the larger flames were put out. The firefighters remained at the scene to keep the batteries cool and make sure that they didn’t catch fire again.

It’s still not clear what the reason was for the car to catch fire like this. Another faulty battery maybe?


The entire front of the car was seared but the adjacent building remained undamaged, said a crew official.

According to the NBC Bay Area report, the firemen remained at the spot until a tow truck came and took the burned vehicle away. But the car reignited hours after it had reached the tow yard.

Immediately after the incident, a Tesla spokesperson released a statement saying: "We are currently investigating the matter and are in touch with local first responders. We are glad to hear that everyone is safe."

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Topics:  Tesla Model S   Tesla Car Fire 

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