MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — A Tesla vehicle was on fire for hours Wednesday night in Monroeville.READ MORE: 'Dasher's Light Show' Tickets Now On Sale For This Christmas Season
It happened at Smeltz Auto Service on Monroeville Road.
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The vehicle was towed to the shop in Monroeville on Wednesday and somehow caught fire again.
Forensic engineers say electric car batteries are unstable.
“We removed the car from the garage. A Tesla engineer removed the fuse from the battery pack prior to transport, indicating that would make the car safe for transport. We brought it here to Monroeville, arrived around 3:30 in the afternoon, and about 6:20, the car spontaneously caught fire,” forensic engineer David Bizzak said.
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The car burned for about four hours before firefighters were finally able to put out the flames.