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Uncategorized, Vape E-Cigarette

An ‘exploding vape pen’ started the fire that gutted this car, Kansas sheriff says

By Jason Tidd September 17, 2020 https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article235922762.html An exploding vape pen started a vehicle fire in northwest Kansas on Thursday, officials said. “Did you hear the fire siren this morning?” the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. “Here’s photos of the car that was involved. Any ideas what started the fire? “It […]

Uncategorized, Utility and Misc

Electric Storage Explosion Highlights Danger of a Growing Technology

By Jim Sams | September 7, 2020 An investigation into the cause of an explosion at an Arizona energy storage facility that injured four firefighters confirms what engineers had feared: Packing lithium-ion batteries tightly together can spark a chain reaction that can cause catastrophic damage and endanger lives. Arizona Public Service is holding off on its plan to […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone, Uncategorized

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 […]

Uncategorized, Utility and Misc

Faulty battery system triggered 2019 APS explosion that injured Surprise firefighters, report finds

The fire was actually a “cascading thermal runaway event” inside a large APS energy storage facility, according to the new report. July 27, 2020 Updated: 7:28 AM MST July 28, 2020 SURPRISE, Ariz. — A thermal chain-reaction caused by a faulty battery system triggered the explosion that injured eight firefighters in Surprise last year, according to […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone, Uncategorized

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 […]

Uncategorized, Utility and Misc

Pressure builds on lithium-ion

The issue of safety in lithium ion batteries is an area of major concern that is generating a lot of interest in the media. And rightly so. Done right, lithium ion battery technology is a mature, well established technology that has been used for nearly 30 years. Done wrong? Well batteries have turned into incendiary […]

E-Bike & Scooter, Uncategorized

Hoverboard To Blame For 2-Alarm Andover Fire

WBZ Boston | April 10, 2020 BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) A charging hoverboard is said to be the cause of a two-alarm house fire in Andover yesterday. The fire broke out in a two-family home at 10 Temple Place around 3:45 p.m. Three residents inside the unit that caught fire, and two other residents in the […]

Uncategorized, Utility and Misc

Recycling Plants Are Catching On Fire, And Lithium Ion Batteries Are to Blame

By Jillian Mock | Feb 28, 2020 |The Verge A nightmare for the recycling industry became incarnate when a Texas recycling plant burst into flames in December 2016. The fire caught quickly, melting plastic bottles, consuming cardboard boxes, and incinerating discarded paper. The massive building’s sprinkler system had been damaged in a recent freeze and failed […]

Uncategorized, Utility and Misc

Faulty lithium battery charger believed to cause house garage fire in Boulder City

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Boulder City Fire Department responded to a garage fire on Esther Drive just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Crews found the garage fully engulfed in flames. One person was taken to the hospital with minor smoke inhalation, and another person inside the house was able to escape uninjured. Pets inside the home […]

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