Watch: EV Spontaneously Erupts on California Freeway – It Took 6,000 Gallons of Water to Put It Out

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An electric vehicle fire on Saturday on Highway 50 near Sacramento, California, showed the difficulties of battling electric vehicle fires.

The battery compartment of the Tesla S caught fire, according to KTVU-TV.

According to KRON-TV, the fire broke out at about 3:41 p.m.

At 4:19 p.m., the California Highway Patrol incident log showed that officials were taking their fight against the blaze to the next level, according to the Sacramento Bee.

“Fire is not going out/going to try to flood (vehicle),” CHP reported.

“The vehicle battery compartment spontaneously caught fire while it was traveling freeway speeds on EB Hwy 50. The fire was extinguished with approx 6,000 gallons of water, as the battery cells continued to combust. Thankfully no injuries were reported,” Metro Fire of Sacramento posted on Twitter.

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