Yeah, this isn't great news.
This reportedly is the fourth such fire and the cause has yet to be pinpointed, although it may be its LG Chem battery cells.
Wow. That’s a lot of sleuthing!Okay so using information from the articles I was able to find map views and other details of this person's residence. The air conditioning compressor unit itself is on the side of the house about 20ft from the garage. An air intake, if installed would be a separate element but even if so I think it unlikely that the smoke of that quantity would fill the house given their locations, smoke rise, expected air change rates, and that the house was built in 1988 before air exchangers were commonly used or installed, or retrofitted today. What I think is more likely (especially on a hot day in Florida) is that they opened the interior door to the garage, saw the smoke, and in the time that the door was open a lot of smoke went into the home from the garage (as cool inside air exited), which could very noticeable. I also see that from maps and street views dating back to 2014 that two different vehicles were parked in the driveway facing the street, not away from it as is typically done. (Their next door neighbors did the same so maybe it's a thing there.) In one older street view several of their neighbors also have their garage doors open. The next door neighbor's house is offset from this person's so that had he left a burning I-Pace at the end of his driveway it would have actually been quite close to the corner of his neighbor's house. Leaving it in the middle of the street got it as far away from everyone's houses as possible, so whether on purpose or otherwise seems to have been a good place to move it to, if it must be moved.