Citywide Lithium Ion Battery Fires

nfd2004

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The following were all Lithium Ion Battery Fires;

SEPTEMBER, 2022:
9/13 - Manhattan - Box 0086
9/13 - Queens - Box 9335
9/13 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1718
9/14 - Manhattan - Box 0743
9/14 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3650
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3410
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3379
9/16 - Staten Island - Box 1758
9/17 - Manhattan - Box 1723
9/17 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1765
9/18 - Queens - FATAL All Hands Box 4892
9/18 - Bronx - 10-77 Box 1729
9/18 - Queens - Box 7569
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0377
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 1788
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0131
9/19 - Queens - Box 7891
9/19 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 3721
9/20 - Brooklyn - Box 2918
9/20 - Manhattan - Box 0396
9/21 - Queens - All Hands Box 9360
9/21 - Bronx - All Hands Box 2761
9/28 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2692
9/28 - Manhattan - Box 1483
9/30 - Brooklyn - Box 2847

OCTOBER, 2022;
10/2 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3019
10/3 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 0831
10/4 - Brooklyn - Box 0874
10/5 - Queens - All Hands Box 9160
10/6 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 1675
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 1656
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 0798
10/7 - Manhattan - Box 1497
10/8 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2816
10/9 - Brooklyn - Box 3420
10/9 - Queens - Box 4289
10/13 - Brooklyn - Box 0648
10/13 - Queens - Box 9853
10/14 - Queens - All Hands Box 4130
 

68jk09

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From NYC Fire Wire · QUOTE..
So far this year, there have been 93 injuries & six deaths in fires involving lithium-ion batteries as of Oct. 21. That’s more than all of last year, when fires involving lithium-ion batteries caused 79 injuries & four deaths....UNQUOTE.
 

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Fires aren't the only problem. Don't forget injuries involving riders. A recent report found some e-scooters have a carrying capacity up to 440 pounds. After widespread introduction of e-scooters, hospital related visits in Salt Lake City increased 625%. Injury rates in Austin are estimated to be one in 5000 trips (that would be roughly 15 to 20 per day in NYC). 6 to 25 per cent of ED visits result in hospital admission; more than 50% of these result in surgery. The most common injury was head injury followed by fracture. 28% have multiple injuries Cost of medical care for hospitalized patients was almost $20,000, loss of income was $45,000.
And what should come as no surprise to this group, 73% of those tested were legally intoxicated.
 

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The following were all Lithium Ion Battery Fires;

SEPTEMBER, 2022:
9/13 - Manhattan - Box 0086
9/13 - Queens - Box 9335
9/13 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1718
9/14 - Manhattan - Box 0743
9/14 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3650
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3410
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3379
9/16 - Staten Island - Box 1758
9/17 - Manhattan - Box 1723
9/17 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1765
9/18 - Queens - FATAL All Hands Box 4892
9/18 - Bronx - 10-77 Box 1729
9/18 - Queens - Box 7569
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0377
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 1788
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0131
9/19 - Queens - Box 7891
9/19 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 3721
9/20 - Brooklyn - Box 2918
9/20 - Manhattan - Box 0396
9/21 - Queens - All Hands Box 9360
9/21 - Bronx - All Hands Box 2761
9/28 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2692
9/28 - Manhattan - Box 1483
9/30 - Brooklyn - Box 2847

OCTOBER, 2022;
10/2 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3019
10/3 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 0831
10/4 - Brooklyn - Box 0874
10/5 - Queens - All Hands Box 9160
10/6 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 1675
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 1656
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 0798
10/7 - Manhattan - Box 1497
10/8 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2816
10/9 - Brooklyn - Box 3420
10/9 - Queens - Box 4289
10/13 - Brooklyn - Box 0648
10/13 - Queens - Box 9853
10/14 - Queens - All Hands Box 4130
Really getting out of hand
 

Lebby

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Fires aren't the only problem. Don't forget injuries involving riders. A recent report found some e-scooters have a carrying capacity up to 440 pounds. After widespread introduction of e-scooters, hospital related visits in Salt Lake City increased 625%. Injury rates in Austin are estimated to be one in 5000 trips (that would be roughly 15 to 20 per day in NYC). 6 to 25 per cent of ED visits result in hospital admission; more than 50% of these result in surgery. The most common injury was head injury followed by fracture. 28% have multiple injuries Cost of medical care for hospitalized patients was almost $20,000, loss of income was $45,000.
And what should come as no surprise to this group, 73% of those tested were legally intoxicated.
When the Revel scooters first came out there were days when we it seemed at least every other call involved a scooter accident for a week or two. Unfortunately, a reporter had to pass away for some real regulation to come.
 

Ala117

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The following were all Lithium Ion Battery Fires;

SEPTEMBER, 2022:
9/13 - Manhattan - Box 0086
9/13 - Queens - Box 9335
9/13 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1718
9/14 - Manhattan - Box 0743
9/14 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3650
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3410
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3379
9/16 - Staten Island - Box 1758
9/17 - Manhattan - Box 1723
9/17 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1765
9/18 - Queens - FATAL All Hands Box 4892
9/18 - Bronx - 10-77 Box 1729
9/18 - Queens - Box 7569
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0377
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 1788
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0131
9/19 - Queens - Box 7891
9/19 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 3721
9/20 - Brooklyn - Box 2918
9/20 - Manhattan - Box 0396
9/21 - Queens - All Hands Box 9360
9/21 - Bronx - All Hands Box 2761
9/28 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2692
9/28 - Manhattan - Box 1483
9/30 - Brooklyn - Box 2847

OCTOBER, 2022;
10/2 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3019
10/3 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 0831
10/4 - Brooklyn - Box 0874
10/5 - Queens - All Hands Box 9160
10/6 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 1675
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 1656
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 0798
10/7 - Manhattan - Box 1497
10/8 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2816
10/9 - Brooklyn - Box 3420
10/9 - Queens - Box 4289
10/13 - Brooklyn - Box 0648
10/13 - Queens - Box 9853
10/14 - Queens - All Hands Box 4130
Great recap. Have been seeing lithium battery related fires here for a while and wondering why this isn't a bigger story and any discussion on what is causing.

Live in Fort Myers. Fl and saw many local news reports of EV fires due to flooding due to hurricane Ian.
 

Capttomo

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Wow there are several of these huge battery lithium ion battery farms (stored Energy facilities) already constructed in the city in the Bronx (including 1 on City Island sandwiched between wood frame homes) and on Staten Island . They are constructed by this same company in partnership with Con Ed. But this takes it to whole new level ( no pun intended). Thanks for sharing
 

68jk09

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INFO ON FATAL TWIN PARK BX FIRE.....

BATTERY IN BLAZE E-bike device not cause, but made Bx. fire worse

BY CHRIS SOMMERFELDT AND THOMAS TRACY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Firefighters extinguishing the Bronx blaze that killed 17 people earlier this year found an e-bike battery in the apartment where the fire erupted, the Daily News has learned.

E-bike batteries like the one found in the Twin Parks apartment complex are directly responsible for a half-dozen deaths in the city so far this year, but the battery discovered at the fatal fire was not the cause of the Jan. 9 inferno.

It did, however, add to the “heavy smoke condition” that filled hallways and staircases, the FDNY confirmed Tuesday. Nearly all of the building residents who died, which included five members of one family, suffered smoke inhalation, authorities said.

Fire marshals determined that a faulty space heater sparked the blaze, which was exacerbated by two defective hallway doors in the 19-story high-rise that did not self-close as designed, FDNY officials said. The landlord of the building is facing massive fines and lawsuits over the deaths for not properly inspecting the doors.

As they hosed down the third-floor apartment where the fire began (photo), firefighters found a destroyed e-bike at the top of the stairs of the duplex apartment. They also found 40 burnt lithium-ion cells that went into the single battery, according to an FDNY incident report acquired by The News.

Fearing that the cells could reignite, firefighters put them in two drums and took them outside the building for disposal.

“The large amount of combustibles inside the apartment, furniture made with foam cushions and an e-bike with its battery on the main level of the apartment all contributed to the hot and smoky fire that challenged the resources and commitment of the FDNY,” the report notes.

The other combustibles included bunk beds and at least three mattresses in the back bedroom where the space heater ignited, fire marshals said in their report.

“Everything in the apartment burned to create a heavy smoke condition,” an FDNY spokesman added. “The open door allowed the smoke and flames to spread to the hallway prior to our arrival and open doors allowed it to spread to upper floors.”

Residents trying to escape the smoke and flames were found unconscious all over the building. After an exhaustive apartment-by-apartment search, the Emergency Medical Service rushed 35 residents to five area hospitals for treatment.

“This smoke extended the entire height of the building — completely unusual,” then-Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. “Members found victims on every floor, in stairwells, and were taking them out in cardiac and respiratory arrest.”

The Twin Parks tragedy was considered the deadliest fire in New York in decades and sparked a raft of new legislation that included new rules for inspecting and enforcing self-closing doors in apartment buildings and outlawing space heaters that do not come with an automatic shutoff setting.

Lithium-ion batteries were responsible for 202 fires in the city so far this year. About 140 people have been hurt and six people have been killed in these fires, FDNY officials said.

That’s more than double the number of lithium-ion battery fires the FDNY saw last year. During the same period in 2021, 100 fires had been linked to e-bike and scooter batteries, fire officials said.

As a result, some building landlords, as well as several colleges, have banned lithium-ion battery-propelled scooters and e-bikes from their buildings. The City Council is also considering legislation to regulate sales of the batteries.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sent a letter to 2,000 manufacturers and importers of e-bikes and other e-devices on Tuesday urging them to comply with relevant safety standards due to an uptick in fires.

From Jan. 1 through Nov. 28, the agency received reports of at least 208 fires or overheating incidents due to the devices, the CPSC said.

The reports came from 39 different states and resulted in 19 deaths and at least 22 injuries after e-bikes, hoverboards and e-scooters went up in flames.


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skiLB

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The following were all Lithium Ion Battery Fires;

SEPTEMBER, 2022:
9/13 - Manhattan - Box 0086
9/13 - Queens - Box 9335
9/13 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1718
9/14 - Manhattan - Box 0743
9/14 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3650
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3410
9/15 - Bronx - Box 3379
9/16 - Staten Island - Box 1758
9/17 - Manhattan - Box 1723
9/17 - Manhattan - All Hands Box 1765
9/18 - Queens - FATAL All Hands Box 4892
9/18 - Bronx - 10-77 Box 1729
9/18 - Queens - Box 7569
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0377
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 1788
9/19 - Manhattan - Box 0131
9/19 - Queens - Box 7891
9/19 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 3721
9/20 - Brooklyn - Box 2918
9/20 - Manhattan - Box 0396
9/21 - Queens - All Hands Box 9360
9/21 - Bronx - All Hands Box 2761
9/28 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2692
9/28 - Manhattan - Box 1483
9/30 - Brooklyn - Box 2847

OCTOBER, 2022;
10/2 - Bronx - All Hands Box 3019
10/3 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 0831
10/4 - Brooklyn - Box 0874
10/5 - Queens - All Hands Box 9160
10/6 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 1675
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 1656
10/6 - Manhattan - Box 0798
10/7 - Manhattan - Box 1497
10/8 - Brooklyn - All Hands Box 2816
10/9 - Brooklyn - Box 3420
10/9 - Queens - Box 4289
10/13 - Brooklyn - Box 0648
10/13 - Queens - Box 9853
10/14 - Queens - All Hands Box 4130
Get ready....since Christmas new toys with these lithium batteries might see uptick in jobs next few months.
 

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