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https://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/A-Tesla-Model-S-reportedly-burst-into-flames-13478107.php
A Tesla Model S caught fire in a garage in San Francisco (TSLA)
May 3, 2019  Mark Matousek

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SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT
?Verified account @SFFDPIO
1 of 2–Last night at 0020 hours, the Department responded to a reported car
fire inside a garage on the 1300 block of 26th AVE. Crews located a Tesla
Model s, NOT plugged in, with smoke observed near the rear right tire. The
vehicle fire was extinguished with no damage to the ...
7:15 AM - 3 May 2019

        SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT
        @SFFDPIO  15h15 hours ago
2of2–building. The vehicle was removed from the garage, the electrical
circuits cut, and the incident turned over to the property Guardians/owners.
We have NO FURTHER INFORMATION.
]

[image]  Tesla Model S

  - A Tesla Model S sedan caught fire in a garage in San Francisco, the San
Francisco Fire Department tweeted on Friday.
  - The fire was extinguished, and the vehicle was removed from the garage.
  - Tesla told Business Insider in a statement that it had "not received any
information to indicate that this fire was a result of any issues with the
car itself," but said that while its cars are "10 times less likely" to
experience a fire than gas cars, "we believe that even a factor of ten fewer
fires per vehicle for electric cars is too many, and we aspire to be as
close to zero as we can."

A Tesla Model S sedan caught fire in a garage in San Francisco, the San
Francisco Fire Department tweeted on Friday. The incident was reported
around midnight on Friday.

Firefighters saw smoke near the vehicle's rear right tire, though the
vehicle was not charging at the time. The fire was extinguished, and the
vehicle was removed from the garage. The garage was not damaged.

A Tesla representative said the electric-car maker had not yet received any
indication that the fire was caused by issues with the vehicle.

"Tesla cars are approximately 10 times less likely to experience a fire than
gas cars," the representative said. "In this instance, we have not received
any information to indicate that this fire was a result of any issues with
the car itself. Still, we believe that even a factor of ten fewer fires per
vehicle for electric cars is too many, and we aspire to be as close to zero
as we can."

Vehicle fires have become a point of contention for Tesla because of
incidents that have occurred after collisions or without any visible impact.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the company's vehicles are less likely to catch
fire than gas-powered ones, but data from the National Fire Protection
Association suggests the opposite.

Friday's incident followed reports of another fire involving a parked Model
S that occurred in April in Shanghai. Tesla said on its Weibo account that
it was investigating the incident.

You can read Tesla's full statement about Friday's incident below:

  - Tesla cars are approximately 10 times less likely to experience a fire
than gas cars, which are involved in about 200,000 cases of fire per year in
North America and well over one million worldwide. Based on our work
investigating the causes of car fires, we know that there are many external
factors that can cause a fire to occur, including building fires, vehicle
damage, improper maintenance by unauthorized mechanics, aftermarket
modifications, improper vehicle charging, and even arson. In this instance,
we have not received any information to indicate that this fire was a result
of any issues with the car itself. Still, we believe that even a factor of
ten fewer fires per vehicle for electric cars is too many, and we aspire to
be as close to zero as we can. We are always learning from our fleet and
constantly evaluate whether there are over-the-air updates we can deploy to
make our cars even safer than they already are ...
[© chron.com]


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