Video of a Tesla Model S on fire in Washington state is raising questions about what caused the electric car to go up in flames. The driver was able to get out of the car before the fire spread to engulf much of the front-end.
The fire occurred in Kent, outside Seattle, after the Model S hit a large metal object in the middle of the road. In a written statement, Tesla confirmed the incident saying, "The car's alert system signaled a problem and instructed the driver to pull over safely, which he did. No one was injured, and the sole occupant had sufficient time to exit the vehicle safely and call the authorities."
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Kent firefighters put out the blaze and then released the car to its owner. Since there was no criminal activity and no one was hurt, the Kent Fire Department is not conducting any further investigation.
Video of the Model S on fire while sitting on the exit ramp of a highway was posted on YouTube on Wednesday afternoon. (Click here to watch the video. WARNING: Audio contains profanity.)