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Lithium ion battery exploded to have started Grantsville fire

March 19th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Date: March 16, 2023

Time: 3:56 pm

Location / Address:  11035 National Pike, Grantsville, Garrett County 

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Description of Structure /Property: Residential outbuilding/dog kennel                

Owners: Nancy Yoder 

Injuries or Deaths: N/A       

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $40,000.00  Contents: $10,000.00  

Smoke Alarm Status: Not Present         

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not Present  

Arrests(s): N/A 

Primary Responding Fire Department: Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department   

# of Alarms: 1  # of Firefighters: 30

Time to Control: 10 minutes 

Discovered By: Resident            

Area of Origin: Feed room                     

Preliminary Cause:   Accidental – Lithium ion battery exploded on electric bicycle    

Additional Information: Three dogs that were inside the kennel at the time of the fire were rescued and did not receive any injuries.