Tesla Burns On I-95 In Delray Beach

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UPDATE: Tuesday Night Car Fire Was “Stubborn.”

This Tesla caught on fire on I-95 in Delray Beach Tuesday night. (Courtesy: Delray Beach Fire Rescue).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Tesla caught on fire on I-95 in Delray Beach Tuesday night, blocking several lanes of traffic just south of Atlantic Avenue. The burning Tesla created a real challenge for Delray Beach Fire Rescue.

The scene, courtesy FDOT, around 9;05 p.m. Tuesday.

BocaNewsNow.com first reported on the car fire — and traffic problems — around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene just before 8:50. They found a burning Tesla in the northbound lanes, between Linton and Atlantic. Even though firefighters in the region are trained to successfully disconnect electric car batteries following crashes and while fighting fires, this Tesla apparently proved problematic. It took quite some time to extinguish the blaze, then it apparently rekindled and burned again.

The cause of the Tesla fire remains under investigation. The car — apparently — was not in a crash, raising questions about why the car spontaneously caught on fire. Two men in the Tesla were not injured. Traffic was delayed on I-95 for more than an hour as Delray Beach Fire Rescue worked the scene .

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