• FDNY Jan 9

    E-Bike Battery Blamed for Sparking 4-Alarm Bronx Building Fire

    Fire investigators say an e-bike battery is responsible for starting an overnight fire in the Bronx that triggered a 4-alarm response and resulted in at least one firefighter seeking medical treatment. FDNY officials say the first calls came in around 2 a.m. for a building fire on Grand Concourse in the Fordham Heights section. More than 150 firefighters and EMS…

  • e-bikes Oct 18, 2021

    FDNY Issues Warning in Wake of E-Bike Battery Fires

    Fire investigators issued a warning for e-bike riders Monday following an alarming pattern of battery-sparked fires in New York City. The FDNY put out photos from four fires the department says were started by lithium-ion batteries all in the past week. The recent incidents have fire officials warning New Yorkers to be careful when charging and storing the batteries. “Lithium-ion…

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