Tesla catches fire, causes road closure, after crashing in Scottsdale

Feb 24, 2023, 1:24 PM | Updated: 8:28 pm

(Twitter Photo/@ScottsdalePD)...

(Twitter Photo/@ScottsdalePD)

(Twitter Photo/@ScottsdalePD)

PHOENIX — A Tesla reportedly caught fire twice after crashing in Scottsdale on Friday, leading to an extended street closure.

Firefighters were treating the wreckage as a hazmat situation.

Scottsdale Road was closed in both directions between Greenway Parkway and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, near the Kierland Commons shopping center.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

According to Arizona’s Family, the electric car caught fire twice, first after hitting a building east of Scottsdale and Cactus roads around 8 a.m.

The news station said the car caught fire again about two hours later when it was being towed.

A 15-year-old driver attempted to move the vehicle in a parking lot which led to the crash. She was transported to a hospital in stable condition, Scottsdale Fire Battalion Chief M.D. Clark told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

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Tesla catches fire, causes road closure, after crashing in Scottsdale