Tesla fires are far more severe, hazardous and complex to deal with than ordinary car fires:
Yeah, they're pretty much deathtraps.
Edit to include: Tesla claim to have fitted a titanium cover encasing the battery pack in order to protect it from puncture. However, titanium is both very expensive and difficult to machine - we have already seen that Tesla use inferior quality aluminium castings on their suspension components in order to scrimp a few bucks, so why should we take their word that they are using good quality titanium as well?
If they're even using titanium at all.
Titanium melts at above 1600C, so should survive a lithium battery fire at 950C - if we see no evidence of these titanium covers surviving the fires we will know they are defective...
This is what it has come to with Musk and his horrid cars - nothing about them, or his claims for them, is believeable on face value, so we are forced to examine the absolute worst case scenario every time.
Why is he not in jail?