Just the other day, my neighbor was driving to work when her engine exploded in front of my house. She got out OK, but her car (a Jeep SUV) was totaled. She said she felt like she drove over a large rock, but it was likely a fuel line issue. I originally thought it was battery related, but the fire department said it was the engine. The explosion shook the windows at my house and there was lots of smoke and fire. Do I think Jeep is at fault? Probably not. The feeling I got was that she was having issues with the vehicle and probably shouldn't have been driving it. The point is, we don't know all the details of these stories, yet we're so quick to pass judgement. The number of Tesla fires is a little worrying, but it seems acceptable compared to gas-powered vehicles.