Another Tesla Model S Burns: Coral Gables Fire Department Films Rescue

Sadly, very little information was provided about the incident.

Since Tesla performed its software updates 2019.16.1 or 2019.16.2 for the Model S and X, this matter is getting increasingly more complicated. To make matters worse, the Model S is still presenting more fire cases than it would be reasonable to expect. After one of them burst into flames in Utah, we have a new situation, apparently from Coral Gables, Florida.

We wrote “apparently” because the only information we have about where this took place is a video shared on Twitter by the Coral Gables Fire Department in which it shares very little information.

The only thing we know is that the video wanted to share the firefighters’ perspective when dealing with a vehicle fire and that the blaze is currently under investigation. We have contacted the Coral Gables Fire Department to know when and precisely where this fire took place. The video gave us little to deal with.

We can only see it is a dark, probably black Model S with a license plate that seems to be from Florida. In one of the images, we can see the fire appears to be coming mostly from underneath the rear axle, where the battery pack is.

In another take, we can see the car was charging, as the charge cord is still hanging from the charging port. Either it melted or was cut by the firefighters. The front end of the car – mostly composed of plastic parts – has wholly melted with the fire.

We also get a glimpse of the license plate. It reads PGG1G, but we cannot be sure due to the low quality of the screenshots we manage to obtain.