Are you doing enough to avoid lithium-ion battery fires?
Last updated 8/23/2023 at 3:51pm
County of San Diego Communications Office
Lithium-ion battery fires are at an all-time high, according to the San Diego Fire Hazardous Materials Team.
You can find rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in cordless power tools, cordless vacuums, laptops, cell phones, cameras, electric bicycles and electric scooters, to name a few.
These batteries store a large amount of energy and pose a threat if not disposed of properly. They can overheat, catch fire, or even explode.
"Lithium battery fires can be extremely hazardous to firefighters for several reasons. These fires can produce...