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Battery on electric Wichita bus catches fire — the second lithium-ion battery fire in week

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2023
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Lithium-ion batteries caused an electric Wichita city bus to catch fire early Wednesday morning, making it the second time in a week fire officials have attributed a damaging fire to such batteries. The bus damage is estimated at $650,000. Battalion chief Jose Ocadiz said this fire and a house fire last week are the only ones he knows of that have been determined to come from those batteries. It’s a growing problem nationwide, so much that it will be the topic during a national fire convention next month. Ocadiz said...

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