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Third Tesla Fire, this time outside of Nashville


According to the Twitter account holder, it happened around 1:30 in the afternoon today on the 1-24 and the driver was able to walk away.The damage doesn’t appear to be severe this time around.  With the Mexican fire and the Seattle fire, that makes three in five weeks. Nothing to be alarmed about.

Tesla gave the following statement

 “We have been in contact with the driver, who was not injured and believes the car saved his life. Our team is on its way to Tennessee to learn more about what happened. We will provide more information when we’re able to do so.”

More than 150,000 gasoline car fires occur in the U.S. every year. That’s about 17 car fires per hour, every day. This results in hundreds of deaths and injuries a year, and accounts for 10 percent of all fires in the US, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Some more pictures below:

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