Tag: lithium-ion-batteries

Brooklyn legislators look to reinforce e-bike battery safety after multiple deadly fires

firefighter carrying e-bikes

Dec. 27, 2023 By Ximena Del Cerro

In November, a fire caused by a lithium-ion e-bike battery in Crown Heights killed three people and injured 14. Lithium-ion batteries were also to blame for a Bushwick blaze that injured five people in October, and for an inferno that destroyed a Sunset Park storage facility just a few days later.

Cypress Hill and Borough Park blazes leave six injured

May. 22, 2023 Lloyd Mitchell & Adam Daly

Firefighters battled a pair of large blazes in Cypress Hill and Borough Park on Sunday, leaving five people and one FDNY member injured.