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2018-06-17 01:45

Image: Twitter / Mary McCormack

Los Angeles -  Actress Mary McCormack has shared a video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic.

McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday(June 15) that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue."

'No accident, out of the blue'

She said in her tweet: "@Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank God my three little girls weren’t in the car with him." 

Sheriff's Lt. William Nash in West Hollywood said Saturday that deputies saw smoke coming from the electric vehicle and then fire.

Deputies requested help from firefighters who quickly extinguished the flames.

Tesla called the incident "an extraordinarily unusual occurrence" and said it is investigating.

Nash said the driver, who was not named in a log entry, was out of the car and there were no injuries. Nash said the log entry cited the possibility of a faulty battery.

McCormack could not be reached immediately for further comment. She is married to director Michael Morris.

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