A battery of an e-bike has triggered a fire in Mainz. This communicated the fire-brigade. No one had been injured, but a residential building is now uninhabitable.
According to the fire department, the bike was standing in a courtyard when the battery caught fire on Thursday afternoon. The flames then moved from the courtyard to the building. "A resident heard a loud bang," said a spokesman for the city. However, she was able to escape to the open air and remained unhurt.
Two windows burst according to the speaker. In addition, a power line was damaged. It had incurred a property damage in the five-digit range. According to the fire department had to open the roof, several blankets and panels in search of embers. The residents of the house were housed in an emergency shelter.