The Volunteer Fire Brigade of Wałbrzych, Poland, posted an image on Monday of four firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze that erupted from a Tesla Model S vehicle in Boguszów-Gorce town. According to Polish news agency Polsat News, the car was completely engulfed in the fire outbreak, the cause of which is yet to be ascertained.
The fire brigade reportedly received a call regarding the blaze in a parking lot at 5 PM local time on Sunday.
A special probe team comprising members of the Federal Security Agency is currently investigating whether the vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries may have sparked the fire, Polsat News stated. Tesla fires have earlier been reported in the US, Norway, and France.
Tesla (TSLA), meanwhile, claims that its batteries are ten times safer than traditional combustion engines. We have reached out to Tesla for any comments on the incident.
Separately, a Tesla vehicle was found among a pile of metals that caught fire in a junkyard in San Leandro, California, electrek reported on Monday. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker is currently facing a probe by the National Transportation Safety Board, relating to a Model S catching fire in Los Angeles in June. The preliminary probe report, released last week, did not give any information about the cause of the fire.
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