4 dead after New York e-bike shop catches fire

June 20, 2023

Four more lives were lost to lithium-ion battery explosions in New York City today. AP News and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) report that in the early hours of June 20, a fire broke out inside a Manhattan e-bike shop and quickly spread to apartments above it. Investigators determined an overheated lithium-ion battery had caused the fire.

Four people died in the incident, and two more were hospitalized in critical condition, officials said. Cycling Weekly