That is the F-150 Lightning fireplace that made Ford pause manufacturing

A new video obtained by CNBC provides us a primary take a look at the hearth that engulfed a set of Ford F-150 Lightnings in a Dearborn, Michigan, holding lot earlier this 12 months. This closely edited model of the video reveals police arriving on the scene as smoke billows from a bunch of electrical vehicles tucked at the back of the lot.

Along with acquiring bodycam and dashcam footage from Michigan law enforcement officials, CNBC additionally received photos of the aftermath of the hearth by way of a separate FOIA (Freedom of Data Act) request. These photographs present simply how devasting the blaze actually was, with flames leaving one truck only a shell of what it was earlier than — its doorways fully incinerated and a tire midway melted into the bottom. One other picture reveals how the flames ate by way of a truck’s quarter panel, exposing the wiring beneath.

It’s nonetheless not clear how lengthy the blaze went on, however the timestamps on CNBC’s footage counsel it at the least lasted between 3:36PM and 4:22PM ET. Electrical car fires are notoriously troublesome to place out, with an expert telling CNBC that they typically burn hotter, quicker, and wish extra water to place out.

“Along with SK On, we confirmed the foundation causes and swiftly applied high quality actions,” Ford tells CNBC. “The Rouge Electrical Automobile Heart has been again up and operating since March 13 and is again to full manufacturing and delivery automobiles to clients.” Ford didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for remark.