Second Electric Car Fire Occurs in San Francisco Bay Area

Daimler Chrysler will bring out an investigator to examine the vehicle next week.

Published: 27-Jan-2007

A fire at San Francisco's Crissy Field sparked by an electric car was the second blaze in just over a year at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area that was caused by an apparently defective electric vehicle, a parks spokesman said today.

The vehicle was not plugged in when it caught fire while parked outside the Warming Hut, a historic building in the Presidio of San Francisco renovated as a showcase for sustainable design.

The car, a Daimler Chrysler GEM car, belonged to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit wing of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, recreation area spokesman Rich Weideman said.

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