Electric Bike Explodes into Flames
Occurred on August 14, 2019 / Seattle, Washington, USA Info from Licensor: "I was biking home from work on the UW Campus at approximately 9:50 pm on Wednesday, August 14th when I saw what appeared to be fireworks on the sidewalk to my left.
Upon stopping, I realized it was an electric bike battery (LimeBike) that was exploding.
The main event (shown in the video) lasted approximately 2 minutes.
The video was stopped after flaming projectiles were being launched from a burning pile behind the bike.
I moved away to a safer distance.
At this point, police showed up and used a fire extinguisher to put out the flame.
The bike was smoking vigorously at this point.
Within 5 minutes of the end of the video, the fire department arrived on the scene.
I left at this point.
Across the street, on the other side of the bike, 5-10 people were gathered and watching.
Another cyclist approached next to me and nearly was hit by a projectile.
LimeBike claims it was vandalism, but the event started before I was on the scene so I cannot comment on how it started."