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Tesla Model X Catches Fire at a Tesla Service Center

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서울 성동구 테슬라 서비스센터 차량 화재. 사진 성동소방서
Vehicle fire at Tesla Service Center in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Photo by Seongdong Fire Station

A Tesla vehicle that was left for repair at the service center caught fire and half of the vehicle burned.

According to fire authorities on the 8th, a fire broke out in a Tesla Model X vehicle parked at the Tesla Service Center in Seongdong-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 7th.

It is known that the car owner detected a vehicle abnormality while driving on the same day and brought the car to the service center.

The fire authorities put 65 firefighters and 27 vehicles to put out the fire. It took about three hours from the site to extinguish the fire, and about half of the vehicles were burned in the fire, but there were no casualties, fire authorities said.

A, who was an acquaintance of the owner of the car and was at the scene of the fire, told the online community in detail about the fire at the time.

According to the article, the owner reported the so-called “heat runaway” phenomenon, which is mainly found in electric vehicle battery fires at the time.

The “heat runaway” phenomenon is a factor that makes it difficult to extinguish fires in electric vehicles as the temperature inside the battery soared to 1,000 degrees.

At that time, the inside and outside of the vehicle were heard as if water was boiling, and flames were said to have splashed along with the smell of burning. In addition, there were three explosions just before the fire, A said.

According to A, the fire broke out with a third explosion at around 5:55 p.m., about 50 minutes after the report. A added that it took about 10 minutes to complete the vehicle thanks to the car owner’s calm response and quick report.

Mr. A also said that firefighters had difficulties in the early stages of the dispatch, such as asking for a Tesla engineer to find the front trunk of the Tesla vehicle could not be opened.

Kim Eunbin(kim.eunbin@joongang.co.kr)