West Sussex Tesla fire: Firefighters bring fire under control after 3-hour battle

A fire at a West Sussex car dealership has been brought under control, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 3:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 3:25 pm
Fire crews control the fire at the Tesla dealership
Fire crews control the fire at the Tesla dealership

In a tweet at about 1.05pm today (March 2), West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the incident at the Tesla dealership in County Oak Way, Crawley, was under control and had been 'scaled back'.

The tweet said only four appliances remained at the scene - half the number that had been battling the flames at one point.

Sussex Police confirmed the fire had been under control since 11.59am.

Fire crews control the fire at the Tesla dealership

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“The fire at Tesla’s Gatwick Service Centre has stopped and we are working with the fire department to learn more about what caused this incident," a spokesman said.

"We can confirm that no Tesla staff or customers were injured or hurt.”