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At least 38 injured in a fire in a block of flats in New York

File – Firefighters during the evacuation of residents of a building affected by a fire in the Bronx neighborhood of New York. File, Archive. – Theodore Parisienne/New York Dai / DPA – File

At least 38 people have been injured this Saturday in a fire developed in a high-rise apartment building located in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York, according to local firefighters.

In a briefing they have detailed that the Firefighters received a call shortly after 10:00 a.m. (local time, 4:00 p.m. in Spain), due to a fire unleashed on the twentieth floor of the block of flats that set off three alarms, according to what has been collected. the NBC.

Upon arrival in the area, they proceeded to rescue the affected tenants. Two of them are in critical condition and five members of the emergency services (EMS) have serious injuries. All the injured have been taken to nearby hospitals.

Apparently, a lithium-ion battery connected to a micromobility device would have caused the fire, since, as detailed by the Fire Chief, it is a very recognizable factor because the room begins to flicker a few seconds after the fire breaks out .

Firefighters have counted up to 200 fires generated by this type of device in the city in the last year.

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