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Chelsea fire that injured 5 caused by lithium battery explosion, officials say

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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CHELSEA, Mass. — Officials say a weekend fire in Chelsea that injured several residents was caused by a battery explosion. According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, a lithium-ion battery from an electric scooter was left charging for hours and blew up around 12:40 p.m., causing smoke and flames on the first floor of an apartment complex on Carmel Street. All occupants of the building were able to escape, but five people were transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire was knocked down shortly thereafter. Authorities are...

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