Mary McCormack Shares Video of Husband's Flaming Tesla in LA Traffic

Tesla on fire

West Wing star Mary McCormack had a narrow escape after her husband's Tesla S auto spontaneously burst into flames.

McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday, June 15 that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue". Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over.

Sheriff's Lieutenant William Nash confirmed to the Press Association that cops saw smoke and called through to fire-fighters, who arrived and quickly put out the flames.

Nash said the log entry cited the possibility of a faulty battery, however, McCormack said on Twitter that they hadn't yet received an explanation for the sudden blaze.

McCormack and Morris, a former director of London's Old Vic theatre and of the recent TV series 13 Reasons Why, have been married since 2003.


Video of the incident has been shared by USA actress Mary McCormack whose husband was in the electric vehicle at the time.

A Tesla vehicle caught fire, apparently "out of the blue", while sitting in California traffic.

The "West Wing" actress specified in a later tweet that her husband's Tesla was not on autopilot.

Tesla said the incident was "an extraordinarily unusual occurrence" and said it is investigating. Though on Sunday, a spokesperson for the company told Peoplethat the incident is under investigation.

Firefighters were called and were able to contain the fire from the Tesla Model S.

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