Investigators believe the hybrid vehicle caused the fire in Houston.
A recent fire at a home in the Houston, Texas area started in the garage and is being blamed on a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid vehicle that was in the garage. Apparently, the vehicle is only a month old and had just been driven and parked when the blaze erupted. Local fire investigators are saying that it appears the blaze started with the Karma.
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The official cause of the fire hasn't been announced yet, but the blaze pattern reportedly is similar to what is seen in a golf cart fire. The fire investigators in the area see numerous golf cart fires and are familiar with the signs. The Karma has lithium-ion battery packs, which is a technology known to overheat from damage or defect leading to possible fire.