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Fisker Automotive Takes Hit Over Texas Fire


Fisker, the car company that wants to build electric hybrids in Delaware, is fending off accusationsthat a $100-thousand model of the Karma caused a house fire in Sugar Land, Texas.

The blaze destroyed the electric powered car and two other vehicles.

The investigation is still ongoing but the Wilmington News Journal reports that no official source has linked the cause of the fire to the Karma.

But Robert Baker the chief investigator with the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office was quoted earlier this month as saying that he had determined the fire came from one of the vehicles parked inside the garage.

He identified the Karma but some at Fisker were quick to note that not all fires that start within cars are caused by the car itself implying the blaze may have had a nefarious origin.


Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.