6 hurt in Cypress Hills fire, e-bikes may be to blame

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Monday, May 22, 2023
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At least 6 people were injured in a fire in East New York. Several e-bikes were found at the scene.

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Six people were injured in an apartment fire in Brooklyn, and e-bikes may be to blame.

Flames erupted around 9:45 p.m. on the second floor of the building on Arlington Avenue in Cypress Hills.

One person suffered serious injuries, the rest were minor.

Investigators recovered several e-bikes from the building.

Although, the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

According to the FDNY, there were 216 lithium-ion battery fires last year, up from 40 in 2020.

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