Wolli Creek, NSW: 30 flee for life after e-bike battery blaze

Thirty people have fled for their lives after a suspected lithium-ion e-bike battery burst into flames at a high-rise apartment complex in Sydney’s south.

NSW Fire and Rescue crews from Arncliffe and nearby Marrickville raced to the blaze at the Arncliffe St complex in Wolli Creek on Saturday at 6pm.

Investigators believe a faulty lithium-ion battery was responsible for the e-bike fire, which broke out on the seventh floor.

The battery was on charge when it burst into flames, FRNSW said, setting fire to a bed.