Fire probers blame Fisker Karma for garage fire in Texas

Article by Anita Panait, on May 10, 2012

Fire investigators are blaming the Fisker Automotive’s plug-in hybrid car, the Karma, for a garage fire at a newly built residence in Fort Bend County, part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area in Texas. The chief fire investigator for Fort Bend County, Robert Baker, told Autoweek that the Fisker Karma was the origin of the fire, although they have yet to determine the exact cause of the blaze.

According to Baker, there were three vehicles in the garage: a newly bought Karma, a Mercedes-Benz SUV and an Acura NSX. The driver just arrived home and parked the Karma in the garage. After less than three minutes, the Karma was in blaze, although the hybrid was not plugged in at the time of the fire.

Baker noted that the Karma’s battery remains intact. Baker compared the incident to golf cart fires that occurs around 50 times in a year. In a statement to Autoweek, Fisker Automotive said it remains unclear what caused the fire, adding there are conflicting reports and uncertainty surrounding the fire incident.

Topics: fisker, fisker karma

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