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Firefighters Extinguish Tesla Fire at Cumberland County Gas Station

On Monday afternoon, firefighters in Cumberland County responded to an emergency involving a Tesla vehicle fire at a local gas station. The incident occurred around 5:50 p.m. at the Sheetz gas station located at the intersection of Market and Cumberland Parkway.

According to reports, Upper Allen firefighters were summoned after receiving multiple calls about a vehicle fire at a charging station on the premises. Upon arrival, Squad 23 quickly deployed firefighting equipment, stretching a hose line across South Market Street, which necessitated a temporary road closure.

The first responders managed to control the blaze and cool the electric vehicle’s battery, preventing further danger. Assistance was provided by other departments who helped manage traffic and contain any hazardous spillage or runoff.

The area was secured, and crews remained on-site to monitor the situation for potential re-ignition of the fire until the damaged vehicle was safely towed away. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported from the incident.


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