Overcharged Lithium-Ion Batteries Reportedly Responsible for South Knox County House Fire

Overcharged batteries stored in a garage reportedly responsible for a fire in a South Knox County home.

Rural Metro Fire crews responded to a house fire on Riveredge Circle last (Thursday) night. The residents of the home say they discovered the flames and initially put out the fire. Rural Metro crews were able to completely extinguish the fire upon arrival.

According to fire officials, lithium-ion batteries were overcharged and ignited combustion products in the garage.

Rural Metro Officials urging to “Be careful how you store and care for these lithium-ion batteries in your home. They can be hazardous,”

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported in the fire.

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