Deadly Bronx fire caused by lithium ion battery, FDNY says

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Deadly Bronx fire caused by lithium ion battery, FDNY says
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A deadly fire in the Bronx was caused by a lithium-ion battery, the FDNY says.

ALLERTON, The Bronx (WABC) -- A deadly fire in the Bronx was caused by a lithium-ion battery, the FDNY says.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. Saturday on Olinville Avenue in Allerton.

First responders rushed a 64-year-old man t the hospital, but it was too late.

So far this year, lithium-ion batteries have caused at least 33 fires in New York City.

On Monday, two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a fire at an e-bike shop in Queens that was believed to have been started by a lithium-ion battery.

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