“TESLA FIRE”

We wanted to share this story with our followers because of the intensity and seriousness of these lithium ion battery car fires. This car burned for two hours and took almost 12,000 gallons of water to extinguish it.

At approximately 1055 am, Clearfield County 911/Emergency Management Agency alerted the Morris Twp Fire Company to assist the Winburne Fire Company with a working vehicle fire on Interstate 80 at the 137 mm. Also due on the box was the Grassflat Volunteer Fire Company.

As Engine Tanker 17 and Engine Tanker 19 arrived on scene it was quickly disovered that this was not your typical vehicle fire as crews quickly utilized just over 4,000 gallons of water. In total approximately 12,000 gallons of water was utilzed. To give you an idea of the severity, crews can normally extinguish a fully involved vehicle fire with approximately 500 gallons or less

Due to the lithium ion battery on the vehicle, extinguishing this fire would require additional tankers as the vehicle would continue to reignite and burn fierce at times. In total it took crews nearly two hours of continually applying water on the vehicle as the battery would begin to reignite and hold high temperatures.

This vehicle burnt so hot and long that if it was not for the rims you might not even of know it was a vehicle.

Additional tankers from Snow Shoe Volunteer Fire Company , Pine Glen Fire Company , Columbia Volunteer Fire Company

Bigler Boyz Enviro Inc.

courtesy Morris Township Volunteer Fire Co #1