Tesla Catches Fire at Wrecking Yard in Sacramento

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Firefighters put out a Tesla fire as it was parked in a wrecking yard in Sacramento Saturday.

According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the car was involved in a crash a three weeks ago. But it somehow caught fire.

Video posted on Sacramento Metro Fire's Twitter page showed firefighters trying to put out the fire as the Tesla was engulfed in flames.

Crews were able to knock down the flames. but the fire kept reigniting in the car's battery compartment, officials said.

Firefighters had to get creative to put out the flames as they actually dug a pit around the car and filled it with water.

No injuries were reported.

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