This is the F-150 Lightning fire that made Ford pause production

New video acquired by CNBC It gives us our first look at the fire that engulfed and contained a lot of Ford F-150 Lightnings in Dearborn, Michigan earlier this year. This heavily edited version of the video shows police arriving on the scene as smoke billows from a group of electric trucks at the back of the lot.

In addition to obtaining bodycam and dashcam footage from Michigan police officers, CNBC also obtained images of the aftermath of the fire through a separate FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request. These photos show how destructive the fire really was, with the fire leaving only one truck shell larger than it was before – its doors completely burned out and a tire melted halfway into the ground. Another photo shows how flames eat through the panel of a quarter truck, exposing the wires underneath.

It remains unclear how long the fire lasted, but timestamps on CNBC footage indicate that it lasted at least between 3:36 PM and 4:22 PM ET. Electric vehicle fires are notoriously difficult to put out, With an expert telling CNBC They often burn faster and faster and need more water to put them out.

“Together with SK On, we confirmed the root causes and quickly implemented quality measures,” Ford told CNBC. “The Rouge Electric Vehicle Center has been in operation since March 13 and is back in full production and shipping of vehicles to customers.” Ford did not immediately respond the edgeComment request.

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