Hollywood director’s Tesla shoots flames

Source: By Associated Press • Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hollywood director and producer Michael Morris was driving his Tesla Inc. electric vehicle Friday in Los Angeles when it began shooting flames.

Actress Mary McCormack, his wife, tweeted a video of flames leaping from the vehicle near the front tires.

“No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd.,” McCormack said on Twitter.

“Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over,” she said. “And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him.”

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, and sheriff’s Lt. William Nash said one possible culprit was a battery problem.

Tesla said it was investigating the “extraordinarily unusual occurrence.”

McCormack and Morris, who has directed popular TV shows including “House of Cards,” weren’t immediately available for comment.