NEW YORK - A lithium-ion battery sparked a fire that ripped through a bike shop and part of a building in Queens on Monday afternoon.
More than 100 firefighters responded to a fire at 30-05 41st Street in Astoria just before 2 p.m., the FDNY said. The fire burned the first and second floors of a mixed-use building, authorities said. The FDNY said the building is not fireproof.
Firefighters got the two-alarm fire under control in just over an hour.
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Fire marshals determined that the lithium-ion battery of either an e-bike or e-scooter that was charging at 5 Hermanos Bike Shop malfunctioned and caused the fire, the FDNY.
Two firefighters were taken to hospitals to be treated for minor injuries, the department said.