Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Actress Mary McCormack claims her husband's Tesla Model S 'spontaneously combusted'

Actress Mary McCormack claims her husband's Tesla Model S 'spontaneously combusted'

Video recorded at the scene shows flames shooting from underneath the parked vehicle.

Director and producer Michael Morris was travelling in West Hollywood, USA when the incident occurred. McCormack said in tweet that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue".

Mary McCormack and husband Michael Morris attend an event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Jan. 31, 2014. She added that Morris was flagged down by a passing couple who noticed the flames and told him to pull over. No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Boulevard. And thank god my three little girls weren't in the auto with.

The actress said the electric vehicle "wasn't a Tesla with auto pilot".

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Deputies requested help from firefighters who quickly extinguished the flames.

Tesla says its electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than fuel-powered cars.

Nash said the log entry cited the possibility of a faulty battery, however, McCormack said on Twitter that they hadn't yet received an explanation for the sudden blaze. Lt. Dan Nagelmann, from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, confirmed it was either a battery or mechanical issue that caused the fire and there was no collision at all.

However, Tesla founder Elon Musk has blasted press coverage of such incidents as unfair and melodramatic, insisting his company has been unfairly singled out. In a statement, the company called it "an extraordinarily unusual occurrence".

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