FDNY: Lithium-ion battery started Harlem apartment fire

The fire took place at a six-story building located on St. Nicholas Place near 149th Street.

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2024, 12:59 PM

Updated 146 days ago

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The FDNY has determined that a lithium-ion battery caused an apartment fire that killed one person and injured 17 others Friday in Harlem.
The fire took place at a six-story building located on St. Nicholas Place near 149th Street.
Video tweeted out by the NYPD shows firefighters conducting a rope rescue to get those who were living in the building down to safety.
The fire started on the third floor of the building, according to officials.


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