By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Investigators say a lithium ion battery caused a fire at a Bronx apartment building the left one firefighter hurt and forced residents out into the cold.

It happened around 2 a.m. Saturday at a building on the Grand Concourse at East 182nd Street in Fordham Heights.

According to investigators, the battery on an e-bike or scooter burst into flames in a restaurant on the ground floor. The fire then spread to the upper floors.

It took about three hours to get the fire under control. The extent of the firefighter’s injuries has not been released.

CBSNewYork Team