6,000 gallons of water to extinguish Tesla battery fire
California firefighters used 6,000 gallons of water to douse a Tesla battery that suddenly caught fire on a California highway last Saturday.  ;
“[Two] firefighters, a water supply and a ladder truck have been requested to assist,” the Sacramento Fire Department posted on Twitter. Jacks were used to raise the vehicle slightly in order to access the battery. The sappers were able to extinguish the fire and cool the device.
The vehicle battery compartment spontaneously caught fire while it was traveling freeway speeds on EB Hwy 50. The fire was extinguished with approx 6,000 gallons of water, as the battery cells continued to combust. Thankfully no injuries were reported. pic.twitter.com/PRmlWzQdXS
— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) January 29, 2023
The vehicle's battery compartment spontaneously caught fire for an unknown reason while the motorist was driving on the highway. Fortunately, no one was injured.
This is far from the first time that such a fire has been reported. Several such stories have occurred in the past all over the world.