Kankakee Firefighters Battle Lithium Battery Blaze for Second Time at Same Residence

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Kankakee, IL – A Kankakee home caught fire for the second time Wednesday night, with lithium batteries suspected as the cause.

According to Kankakee Fire officials, Engine 6 responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of N 9th Ave at 9:12 p.m. 

The house, a one-story single-family residence, was already boarded up from a previous fire a few weeks ago, also caused by lithium batteries. Heavy smoke and fire were reported. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze after gaining entry.

Both incidents are believed to have resulted from improper storage of lithium batteries.

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