TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – Turners Falls Fire Department put out several fires in a basement at a home on Montague Street in Turners Falls Tuesday night.
Turners Falls Fire Department Chief John Zellmann told 22News, around 9:56 p.m. firefighters found several small fires located in the basement one of which contained a lithium-ion battery and the charger for it.
Zellman said two small explosions occurred that spread to other objects in the basement. The fire was caused by a defective lithium-ion battery.
The fires were extinguished and smoke was evacuated from the residence.
The fire department is reminding residents to use extra care when charging batteries.