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A ‘pop,’ a ‘crackle,’ then ‘fire!’: NTSB records show dramatic moments as flames swept Conception dive boat

By KIM CHRISTENSEN, RICHARD WINTON SEP. 16, 20203:16 PM Late on the eve of Labor Day 2019, as the crew of the Conception buttoned up the 75-foot dive boat, galley hand Ryan Sims plugged in his cellphone and saw sparks fly from the socket, just before he headed to bed. He later told investigators that “while still […]

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Conception dive boat disaster: Feds to reveal cause of blaze that killed 34

The dive boat Conception smolders at dawn on Sept. 2, 2019, in the waters off Santa Cruz Island. (Ventura County Fire Department) By RICHARD WINTON STAFF WRITER  AUG. 31, 2020 As the anniversary of California’s deadliest maritime disaster in modern history nears, the National Transportation Safety Board announced it will hold a hearing in October to reveal […]

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Quaternary Blast Injuries in Lithium-Ion Battery Explosions

By Daniel Martin, EMT-B, PBT(ASCP) | 8.25.20 Over the last three decades, lithium-ion battery technology has increasingly provided the primary means of extended use of both industrial and consumer-grade portable electronic devices. While these devices are largely safe, they are known to carry a risk of explosions with resulting injuries ranging in severity from small superficial burns to […]

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Faulty Lithium Ion Battery Blamed for Stone Ridge House Fire

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that a Friday night house fire that displaced a family of four was caused by a faulty lithium ion battery. County dispatchers received multiple 911 calls shortly after 7 p.m. August 21, reporting heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage of a home on Trilobite Court […]

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Failing lithium-ion batteries in phones, laptops, cordless tools causing fires in homes every week

ABC Sunshine Coast /  By Owen Jacques Posted Thursday 6 August 2020 A Queensland fire inspector says rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, mobile phones, power drills and toys are causing fires — some of them serious — at least once a week across Queensland. Key points: Lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops, cordless tools and toys are starting […]

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Firefighters urge caution after portable charger explodes in Guilford

By Meghan Friedmann July 5, 2020 GUILFORD — The Guilford Fire Department is warning people to be careful with portable chargers containing lithium-ion batteries after one caught fire and exploded Wednesday afternoon, according to a release on the department’s website. The charger was sitting on a semi-non-combustible surface and no one was injured, said Deputy […]

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Firefighters urge caution after portable charger explodes in Guilford

By Meghan Friedmann Jul 5, 2020 GUILFORD — The Guilford Fire Department is warning people to be careful with portable chargers containing lithium-ion batteries after one caught fire and exploded Wednesday afternoon, according to a release on the department’s website. The charger was sitting on a semi-non-combustible surface and no one was injured, said Deputy […]

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Grand Forks family warns of battery dangers after fire destroys garage

It’s a fire danger that many people don’t realize. It’s one a Grand Forks family found out the hard way.  They lost their garage, and everything inside. Written By: Matt Henson | Jun 11th 2020 – 11pm. According to the Grand Forks Fire Department, the garage fire began when a lithium-ion battery caught fire. GRAND FORKS — A Grand […]

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Lithium-ion battery fire damages suite in Nanaimo

One man displaced from home after battery for radio-controlled toy bursts into flame while charging Chris Bush | Jun 5, 2020 There were no injuries, but one man was displaced from a suite in Nanaimo after a lithium-ion polymer battery burst into flame while it was being charged. Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to a report […]

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‘Conception’ Coroner Reports Reveal Victims’ Attempt to Escape

By Tyler HaydenTue May 19, 2020 | 7:32pm The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has released the final coroner’s reports for the 34 victims of the Conception diving boat disaster. The chartered vessel sank in the middle of the night on September 2, 2019, after catching fire off Santa Cruz Island. All 33 of its passengers and one […]

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CPSC announces more furniture recalls

Doug Clark | April 20, 2020 The Consumer Products Safety Commission continues to issue recall notices. But it states, “Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.” If not, the agency recommends that consumers stop using the identified products. Southern […]

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Unattended school-issued laptop linked to house fire

Rachel Yonkunas (FOX43) | April 20, 2020 Fire officials are warning families about the hazards of working from home after an overheated laptop ignites a fire in York County. YORK COUNTY, Pa. — With many parents working from home and children taking classes remotely, households may be running out of work spaces. A local high […]

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Lithium batteries catch fire at north Phoenix businesses

By: abc15.com staff | Mar 03, 2020 PHOENIX — Fire crews evacuated the area surrounding a north Phoenix business complex after a pile of lithium batteries caught fire outside one of the buildings Tuesday afternoon. Phoenix fire officials say crews responded to the scene near 16th Street and Deer Valley Drive and worked to ventilate […]

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Official: Laptop battery started massive Jan. 2019 fire at Rockford Township Highway Department

by Breane Lyga ROCKFORD (WREX) — Nearly a year after a massive fire destroyed the Rockford Township Highway Department building on a historic cold day, officials say the cause of the fire was a faulty laptop battery. The building, located at 404 N. Springfield Ave. caught fire Jan. 30, 2019, prompting a response from at […]

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Remote-control battery explosion blamed for Mesa house fire, family says

MESA, AZ — A Mesa family who lost everything in a fire just days before New Year’s, says a lithium battery used to charge a remote-control car sparked the flames that destroyed their home. “My son put the battery on the charger on Friday night and it started smoking, to swell, and then it popped, […]

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Overheated battery leads to fire at Lebanon home

November 21, 2019 WJHL Channel 11 News Source: WJHL Channel 11 News

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Battery disposal causes fire in garbage truck

by Molly Levine and Sydney Basden, WCTI Staff ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WCTI) – A fire in a garbage truck last Thursday was caused by someone throwing out hazardous material, so Jacksonville officials are reminding residents to be careful what they toss in the trash. Jacksonville Fire Chief Edward Tallman says the fire occurred after a […]

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Man saves home after computer battery causes fire

By Michael Collett and Ariel Schroeder IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Cell phones, tablets, and laptops are all devices that come in handy, but they could also have a hidden danger. One Idaho Falls man experienced that danger first hand. It started off as a normal Sunday for Terry Fenninger. “I went upstairs to have […]

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Laptop Battery Causes Fire On A School Bus

STERLING (CBS)- A laptop battery caught fire on a school bus in Sterling Wednesday morning. Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School students were on their way from Sterling when a student noticed smoke coming from their backpack. They alerted the bus driver who looked back and saw a decent amount of smoke coming from the […]

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These Fujitsu laptops were just recalled because their batteries catch on fire

Fujitsu has recalled the battery packs for certain laptops and workstations due to fire and burn hazards. Fujitsu has recalled lithium-ion battery packs found in certain notebook computers and workstations due to fire and burn hazards. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Fujitsu battery packs, power off their machine, remove the battery, and follow […]

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