Vancouver City fire services say lithium ion batteries have caused 5 fire deaths this year with battery fires are increasing. Five out of seven fire deaths in the city by June 2022 were caused by batteries, with five times more battery fires occurring than in 2016. A recent fatal fire is attributed to an overcharged e-bike battery. Fires are caused by modifications to batteries or electrical devices, battery damage, damaged chargers and leads or cut-price batteries.
“Vancouver sees 5-fold increase in fire deaths caused by exploding lithium-ion batteries “, 13th June 2022 https://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/vancouver-sees-5-fold-increase-in-fire-deaths-caused-by-exploding-lithium-ion-batteries/