Tesla Fire Closes Santa Monica Blvd.

Tesla on fire. (Photo by Jim Garrecht / ANG News)

UPDATE: The owner of the Tesla that caught fire in West Holloywood on Friday has been identified as the husband of actor Mary McCormack, who shared a video of her husband’s car shooting flames. McCormack said in tweet that there was “no accident” and the incident was “out of the blue.”

“Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him,” McCormack tweeted (@marycmccormack).

Just after 5:30p.m.. today Los Angeles County fire fighters and West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ogden Drive.

Firefighters arrived to find a Tesla on fire. The fire appeared to be in the undercarriage of the vehicle where the batteries are located. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in a few minutes. Traffic on westbound Santa Monica was temporarily closed by the sheriffs department while firefighters put out the fire.

At the same time another vehicle fire occurred on Crescent Heights Boulevard north of Fountain Avenue.


4 Comments
  1. I thought a Tesla was my dream car. Not any more. This is the second fire/Tesla incident I am aware of. It comes down to the Lithium – Jon batteries. They are prone to fire from overheating.
    The Boeing 777 was revolutionary & had a lot of Lithium Jon batteries. They began to have smoke/fire in the cabins. Boeing did a big fix, but I doubt they can do the same for a car. DRATS! Too bad.

  2. @MrDoubleB

    Because that other fire is backed by the status quo, you know the one. It’s killing not only Mary’s kids but all our kids, everybody, by spewing poising into the air 24/7 day after day.

    But we have to embrace that killer, and distract everyone from the cure by zeroing in on #TESLA’s every little mishap and inflate it into a carnivorous baby killing machine.

    I am glad that actor Mary and her actor husband’s name will make every newspaper on Earth. Love those guys!

  3. What was the make and model of the “there vehicle fire” near by? How come the headline is not about that [insert GM, Ford, Toyota, etc.] fire, with the last sentence casually referencing another fire near by (that one being the Tesla but unnamed)?

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