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Actress Mary McCormack reveals her husband's Tesla Model S 'spontaneously' burst into flames while he was waiting in traffic

Actor Mary McCormack has shared the terrifying moment her husband's Tesla car caught on fire while he was driving in Los Angeles.

West Wing actress Mary McCormack has shared a video of her husband's Tesla which caught fire "out of the blue".

She posted a clip showing flames blasting out from underneath her husband director Michael Morris's car.

She wrote:

"Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today.

No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd.

Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him."

The actress said the electric car "wasn’t a Tesla with auto pilot"

Sheriff's Lt. William Nash in West Hollywood said that deputies saw smoke coming from the electric vehicle and then fire.

Firefighters were called and managed to extinguish the flames.

It is unclear who shot the video McCormack posted. She has been married to director Michael Morris since 2003. 

Tesla said the incident was "an extraordinarily unusual occurrence" and said it is investigating.

The basic model of the Tesla Model S retails from £65,000 and above in the UK.