NYC fire sparked by ‘lithium-ion battery’ kills, injures 10

NYC fire sparked by ‘lithium-ion battery’ kills, injures 10

One man was killed and 10 others have been injured in a home hearth that tore by means of a Queens dwelling late Friday night time, officers stated.

The unidentified man in his 60s died from smoke inhalation and the lethal blaze was sparked by a lithium-ion battery, FDNY Hearth Marshals stated Saturday.

Heavy flames raced by means of the second- and third-floors of the three-story dwelling at 24-37 89th Road in East Elmhurst shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, the FDNY stated.

Firefighters battling the two-alarm blaze found the doomed man on the second flooring, police stated. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless. Three further residents: a 57-year-old girl, a 45-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, have been additionally taken to Elmhurst in steady situation, the NYPD stated.

Three civilians and 4 firefighters additionally suffered minor accidents, officers stated. Two firefighters have been handled at NY-Presbyterian Hospital, Queens, and two went to Elmhurst Hospital.

An unidentified man in 60s died by smoke inhalation.Christopher Sadowski

Greater than 100 firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the two-alarm blaze.Christopher Sadowski

Greater than 100 firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the two-alarm blaze, which was deemed underneath management at 12:40 a.m. Saturday, the FDNY stated.

A lithium battery was additionally blamed for a hearth in Faculty Level, Queens, in September that left an 8-year-old lady useless and two adults critically injured. Hearth officers stated an electrical scooter battery triggered the blaze.

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