Brand new Tesla Model S Plaid ‘drives up hill while ablaze’ just weeks after model with new battery went on market as two fire trucks take 3 hours to extinguish the flames

Fire fighters battled a burning Tesla Model S Plaid for three hours Wednesday night in a Philadelphia suburb.

The Gladwyne Fire Department responded to a call just before 9pm ET in Haverford, Pennsylvania, according to Electrek, which first reported on the incident.

‘Due to prior training classes on Tesla Vehicle Fire emergencies, Engine 24 laid a 5 inch supply line into the scene so that we could keep a continual water stream on the fire to extinguish the fire and cool the batteries down to ensure complete extinguishment,’ the Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company shared in a Facebook post.

‘Engine 24 and Engine 25 both deployed hand lines to extinguish the fire, each maintained a dedicated water source and continued to cool the vehicle down for almost 90 minutes.’


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