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>> The battery of a Tesla Model S reignited twice in the aftermath of a crash that killed two teenagers and injured another in Florida in May. That's according to a report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday, it added that the Model S was travelling at 116 miles per hour seconds before it crashed into a wall in front of a residence.
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The car was fully engulfed in flames by the time the firefighters arrived. They extinguished the fire using water and foam but as the car was being loaded for removal the battery reignited and then later when the car was moved to a storage yard. The battery yet again burst into flames, Reuters correspondent David Shepardson.
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>> This is the latest in a series of incidents involving Tesla battery packs reigniting, and it's raised concerns on the part of investigators because they wanna ensure that firefighters, and other responders, have the appropriate procedures to put these fires out and are prepared in the event that there is another fire either when a tow truck driver is picking it up or at a storage lot.
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So there are a number of fires, at least three, that are under investigation by the board as well as a fourth fire. That occurred over in West Hollywood California just a few days ago involving the husband of a famous actress that the board is taking a look at.
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>> There have been other reported cases of crash Tesla battery packs catching fire. Tesla declines to comment on the report but has said its vehicles are much less likely to catch fire than gasoline powered ones. But the safety of Tesla cars has been under the microscope, following some fatal crashes while the vehicle was on semi-autonomous autopilot mode.
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The safety board is investigating several Tesla crashes since last year, and looking at post-crash fire issues, and the use of autopilot.