NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s an update on a Bronx apartment fire that injured 12 people.
The FDNY says the fire was started by an electric scooter’s lithium-ion battery. The scooter was kept in a living room.
The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. Tuesday in an apartment building on Watson Avenue in the Soundview area.
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According to FDNY, the smoke detector did not work in the apartment where the fire started.
The cause of yesterday’s all-hand fire on Watson Ave. 1720 in the Bronx was accidentally electric (lithium-ion battery from an electric scooter kept in the living room). Smoke detector in fire department apartment not ready for use. pic.twitter.com/1JAoKNpRfm
– FDNY (@FDNY) January 13, 2021
According to FDNY, 12 people were injured, including two firefighters.
Four civilians, including a child, were most recently in critical condition.
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