Actor says husband's Tesla car burst into flames in traffic

Actor says husband's Tesla car burst into flames in traffic

Actor says husband's Tesla car burst into flames in traffic

'This is what happened to my husband and his vehicle today, ' McCormack wrote on Twitter, posting the clip of a Model S spewing flames from the front driver's side wheel well.

The electric auto did not have an autopilot feature and was a "normal Tesla,"according to McCormack".

"We offer our support to local authorities and are glad our customer is safe", said a spokesperson for the automaker. Tesla says it's investigating, calling the event "an extraordinarily unusual occurrence" in a statement.

The video posted to Twitter shows large flames shooting out from underneath the front left wheel of the battery-powered vehicle while onlookers were left fearing an explosion.


Tesla also claimed that they intentionally designed their batteries, and the placement of their batteries, to minimize the potential for catastrophic or fatal damage in the event of a fire. Should a fire happen, it would supposedly spread much more slowly than in a gas vehicle.

Mary McCormack tweeted a dramatic video of the incident earlier this week.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dan Nagelmann confirmed to ABC News that the combustion was the result of either a battery or a mechanical issue. Tesla has had problems with its Autopilot feature, including deadly crashes in California and Florida. The vehicle caught fire "out of the blue". Musk often calls out the media for unfair and sensational reporting about Tesla.

This time, a "normal Tesla" belonging to British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames on Los Angeles streets.

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