NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Investigators believe a basement fire in New Bedford was caused by an electric scooter.
In a social media post, the New Bedford Fire Department said firefighters rushed to Crapo Street Monday morning following reports of an “explosion” in the basement of a two-story home.
Firefighters found the electric scooter on fire in the basement and quickly knocked down the flames. The scooter’s 60-volt lithium-ion batteries were then carefully removed from the home, according to the fire department.
No one was injured and the building sustained minimal damage.