NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s an update on an apartment fire in the Bronx that left 12 people hurt.
The FDNY says the blaze was sparked by an electric scooter’s lithium ion battery. The scooter was stored in someone’s living room.READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment building on Watson Avenue in the Soundview section.
According to the FDNY, the smoke alarm in the apartment where the fire started was not working.
Cause of yesterday’s all-hands fire at 1720 Watson Ave. in the Bronx was accidental, electrical (lithium ion battery from an electric scooter stored in the living room). Smoke alarm not operational in fire apartment. pic.twitter.com/1JAoKNpRfmREAD MORE: 7 Pedestrians Hurt After Being Struck By A Vehicle In The Bronx
— FDNY (@FDNY) January 13, 2021
The FDNY says 12 people were hurt, including two firefighters.
Four civilians, including a child, were last reported to be in critical condition.MORE NEWS: CBS2's Lonnie Quinn Discusses His Bout With Breakthrough Case Of COVID-19
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