Brooklyn apartment fire that injured 5 may have been caused by lithium-ion battery

Sunday, September 24, 2023
KENSINGTON, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Five people were injured in an apartment fire in Brooklyn that may have been caused by a lithium-ion battery.

The fire broke out about 12:15 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of East Eighth Street and Avenue C in the Kensington section.

Sixty firefighters were called to the scene to put the fourth-floor fire out.

The condition and ages of the victims are currently unknown.

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