Fire blamed on scooter battery kills 8-year-old girl in NYC

A fire department spokesperson said the blaze was caused by a lithium battery from an electric scooter - one of scores of fires blamed on electric scooter and bike batteries in New York City over the past two years. A woman and a 5-year-old girl were killed Aug 3 in Harlem by a fire that was blamed on a scooter battery, and a fire linked to an e-scooter killed a 9-year-old boy in Queens in September 2021.

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