1 Dead, Several Injured in N.Y.C. Fire Sparked by E-Bike’s Lithium-Ion Battery

Authorities believe an e-bike’s lithium ion battery is to blame for a deadly fire that tore through a New York City apartment on Sunday.

The fire broke out around 7 p.m. local time Sunday in a 10th-floor apartment on Bronx River Avenue in Soundview, fire officials said, according to the Associated Press and FOX affiliate WNYW.

A 39-year-old man found by first responders was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead, according to ABC affiliate WABC-TV and Gothamist.