The Tennessee blaze appeared to be similar to one on Oct. 1 in Kent, Wash. In that fire, a curved piece of metal punctured a shield and the battery, which is mounted under the passenger compartment in the Model S. Experts say that if an object pierces a battery cell, that can cause sparks or arcing and touch off a fire. It's still unclear if the battery was involved in the Tennessee fire.In between those instances, a Model S caught fire in Mexico after hitting a concrete wall and a tree at a high speed.
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