E-bike bursts into flames exterior Buckingham Palace as firefighters are referred to as | EUROtoday

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An electric-powered tricycle burst into flames whereas parked exterior Buckingham Palace.

Video posted on social media present firefighters tackling the blaze on Spur Road in central London at round 12.42pm on Saturday afternoon.

One one that posted footage of the incident on X reported listening to an “explosion” because the automobile caught fireplace.

The charred stays of what gave the impression to be a tricycle and its body had been seen after the blaze was put out.

It’s thought the e-vehicle was getting used to tow a rickshaw or a pedicab.

The Metropolitan Police mentioned the hearth was not believed to be suspicious or deliberate and the incident was over rapidly.

The fireplace is believed to have began contained in the e-vehicle’s battery.

E-bike and e-scooter fires have turn into more and more widespread because the autos turn into extra extensively utilized in London and different cities.

The majority of fires involving them had been in properties whereas their batteries had been being charged.

London Fire Brigade mentioned that, on common in 2023, it was referred to as to an e-bike or e-scooter fireplace as soon as each two days. The brigade says the chance of fireplace will increase when unsafe or broken batteries are charged.

A person died in north London in July final yr after e-bike began a hearth at a property in Kentish Town.

A Met Police spokesperson mentioned: “At 12.43hrs on Saturday, 30 March police were informed of a pedicab on fire on Spur Road, SW1.

“A road closure was in place while London Fire Brigade responded. No injuries were reported.

“The fire is not believed to be suspicious or deliberate.”