The Stamford Combined 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received calls of a car fire behind the Blue Ginger Restaurant.
Two engines, a truck company, and an incident commander were initially dispatched to the incident bringing 14 firefighters to the scene.
Engine Company 4 reported a car fire in a parking lot, heavily involved in flames.
It was quickly confirmed that the vehicle on fire was a battery-powered Tesla.
An initial 1-3/4″ hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 4, who began pouring 200 gallons of water per minute onto and into the vehicle.
As soon as Engine 4 was hooked up to a hydrant, two additional 1-3/4 lines were put into action by other fire companies on the scene, delivering a total of 600 gallons per minute to the fire.
Firefighters continued pouring water onto the fire for 40 minutes before they were able to declare the fire extinguished.
The Stamford Fire Hazmat Team, Fairfield County Hazmat Team, Stamford EMS, Stamford Police, and several additional divisions of the Fire Department all responded and assisted with various aspects of the incident.