Volvo XC60 Recharge is suspected of causing a house fire while charging

A Volvo is believed to be the cause of a house fire while it was plugged in, but authorities have not yet made an official conclusion.

The incident happened in Michigan, USA and local media said that while the owner of the house was cooking, he discovered smoke rising from the side of the house. After evacuating his wife and pets left the building when the fire showed signs of breaking out.

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Initial information said that after finishing charging the Tesla Model 3, the car owner continued to charge another electric car model, Volvo, model unknown but possibly XC60 Recharge and a fire broke out. The local fire department operator said it was possible the cause came from the charger but could not confirm for sure.

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This operator also said that this is the first fire related to an electric vehicle, which is also a new challenge for this type of vehicle. According to images from the scene, the Tesla model was completely destroyed, the Volvo was seriously damaged at the front of the car.

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Recently, many studies have shown that electric vehicles are less likely to cause fires and explosions. However, when it catches fire, it is a big challenge, because fighting fires with this type of vehicle is not as easy as compared to traditional vehicles, not to mention that not all units are professionally trained and have enough resources to put out fires. electric car battery fire.

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Especially the battery pack on the car, which is very difficult to extinguish using conventional methods if a fire or explosion occurs. The cause is believed to be chemical reactions, negative-positive ion displacement inside the battery cluster, so it does not need oxygen but can still burn and is very difficult to extinguish. Currently, the method to put out fires caused by batteries is to isolate the fire source and wait for the chemical reaction to finish before the fire stops burning.

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