Electric Vehicle Explosion Investigated in Boulder Garage

BOULDER, Colo. – Investigators in Boulder, Colorado, are currently looking into the cause of a recent garage explosion that took place over the weekend. They are specifically examining whether an electric vehicle was involved in sparking the incident.

According to officials from the Boulder Fire-Rescue department, the explosion occurred on Emerald Road on a Saturday morning. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they observed smoke emanating from the area, which was soon followed by an explosion. A spokesperson for Boulder Fire-Rescue mentioned that a Volvo electric SUV was present inside the garage at the time of the incident.

Although electric vehicle fires are not commonly reported, Todd Bower, an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver specializing in fire and emergency response administration, emphasized that while electric vehicles offer numerous advantages, they also come with potential risks and side effects.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the garage explosion. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proper maintenance and safety protocols when dealing with electric vehicles and charging equipment.

As authorities continue their investigation to determine the exact cause of the explosion, residents in the area are urged to exercise caution and prioritize safety when utilizing or charging electric vehicles in garages or enclosed spaces. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available regarding this developing story.