Massive Tesla battery catches fire, takes 150 firefighters, 30 fire trucks four days to put out
The fire, which was fully contained as of Monday, began at the Victorian Big Battery project Friday morning in Victoria, Australia.
A blaze stemming from Tesla’s largest battery pack took more than 150 firefighters and dozens of fire trucks to extinguish, Australian authorities said in a statement Monday.
The fire, which was fully contained as of Monday, began at the Victorian Big Battery project Friday morning in Victoria, Australia, after a Tesla Megapack battery caught fire during testing, Business Insider reported.
“There was one battery pack on fire to start with, but it did spread to a second pack that was very close to it,” Ian Beswicke, Country Fire Authority (CFA) incident controller and a district assistant chief fire officer, said in a statement.
“The plan is that we keep it cool on the outside and protect the exposures so it doesn’t cause any issues for any of the other components in the power station,” Beswicke added.
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