Tesla catches fire on I-80 near Sacramento; 1 person taken to hospital

SACRAMENTO – A Tesla caught fire along Interstate 80 into Sacramento on Monday morning.

The incident happened just before 9 am along the westbound side of the freeway near Madison Avenue.

Exactly what led up to the Tesla catching fire is unclear. Flames spread from the car fire to surrounding vegetation and a utility pole.

Metro Fire crews are working a Tesla fire on I-80 @ Madison Ave. 1 patient had been transported by ambulance. The vehicle and adjacent grass and utility pole are all extinguished. The freeway will be cleared shortly. pic.twitter.com/2hk67CdGQ6

— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) August 15, 2022

Firefighters worked quickly and put out the flames.

One person has been taken to the hospital after the incident, but there has been no word on their condition.

Traffic along westbound I-80 was slow through the morning.

CBS13 Staff


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