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A recent fire in a high-rise apartment building in New York City on November 5 has left more than 40 people injured with some in serious and critical condition. It is the latest incident in a growing number of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries that power micromobility devices, more commonly known as e-bikes and e-scooters. NFPA offers resources for reporters covering the fire, including relevant statistics, and safety tips at nfpa.org/ebikes.

 
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