Belgian fire-fighters follow special procedures in order to tackle blazes involving electric cars. Electric cars can reignite even after a fire has been put out. This is why the vehicles are dipped into a container of water where the vehicle has to remain for 24 hours.
The car's owners, a Dutch couple, told fire-fighters they had noticed a smell of burning when they left home. While charging in Belgium the car caught fire. Fortunately nobody was injured. For the minute the charging point is out of service.