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https://electrek.co/2018/09/10/tesla-vehicle-fire-junkyard/
Tesla vehicle was found in a junkyard fire, cause unknown
Sep. 10th 2018  Fred Lambert

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https://twitter.com/AlamedaCoFire
Alameda County Fire @AlamedaCoFire
Thanks to our partnership w/ the @acsosheriffs UAV (Drone) Team, here’s an
aerial view of the 1-alarm fire at ALCO Metals in the area of Doolittle Dr.
& Davis St. in #SanLeandro on Friday, 9/7. No reports of injuries. The cause
of the fire is unknown.
10:59 PM - Sep 7, 2018 · Alco Metals
]

The Alameda County Fire Department responded to a fire on a pile of debris
at a San Leandro [CA] junkyard last Friday.

Strangely, they found a Tesla vehicle burning in the pile of junk metal and
they are investigating if it is the source.

The fire happened at ALCO Metals, a metal junkyard near the intersection of
Davis Street and Doolittle in San Leandro, Californian on the eastern shore
of San Francisco Bay.

On Friday, the Alameda County Fire Department saw smoke coming out of the
location.

The scope of the fire was unclear.

They used a drone from the sheriffs department to get a better idea of the
situation:

The fire was controlled and no injuries were reported.

Firehouse reports that they found a Tesla in the fire and they are
investigating if it is the source:

    “Firefighters are investigating whether a Tesla vehicle found in the
middle of a pile of burning debris caused a San Leandro metal yard to engulf
in flames Friday afternoon.”

The Alameda County Fire Department released a bunch of images of their
operations:

Electrek’s Take

It’s unclear what the Tesla vehicle was doing there, but vehicles often end
up in metal junkyard if they can’t be salvaged, which would be the most
likely explanation.

I’ve previously complained that the NTSB seems to be unfairly targeting
Tesla when it comes to its car fire investigations, but if the Tesla vehicle
was indeed the cause of the fire in this case, I think it’s clear that we
need some new process to take care of totaled Tesla vehicles or electric
vehicles in general.

It wouldn’t be the first time that a Tesla vehicle involved in an accident
caught on fire after the fact.

A Tesla battery pack of a Model X involved in the fatal accident in Mountain
View earlier this year reignited days after catching on fire in the crash.

The NTSB appears to be working with Tesla and first responders to see how to
best handle a vehicle that has been damaged like that.

Tesla recommends using “large amounts of water” to extinguish a battery fire
in its vehicles and to use a thermal imaging camera to monitor the battery
after it is found to be completely cooled:

    “If the high voltage battery catches fire, is exposed to high heat, or
is bent, twisted, cracked, or breached in any way, use large amounts of
water to cool the battery. DO NOT extinguish with a small amount of water.
Always establish or request an additional water supply.”

It looks like we might need a new process or more awareness on how to handle
electric vehicles being discarded.
[© electrek.co]


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