“Tesla Vehicle Ignites in Flames on Sacramento Freeway”
In an unexpected turn of events, a Tesla S Model caught fire while being driven on the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 in Sacramento, California. According to the Metro Fire of Sacramento, the incident took place around 4 p.m. and no injuries were reported.
Eyewitnesses reported that the vehicle was not speeding at the time of the incident and that the battery compartment suddenly caught fire. Firefighters were quick to respond, utilizing two fire engines, a water tender, and a ladder truck to extinguish the flames. It took approximately 6000 gallons of water to bring the fire under control.
This unexpected event raises questions about the safety of electric vehicles and their potential for combustion. However, it is important to note that incidents like these are rare and Tesla has a good track record for overall vehicle safety.