Bad batteries started fire
November 4, 2021
PULLMAN - A Pullman townhouse was destroyed by a fire on Oct. 21.
A battery charger used to charge large lithium batteries in a garage started the fire at 1232 Lost Trail Drive, according to Pullman Fire Marshal Chris Wehrung.
Investigators pinpointed the start and suspect the quality of the Chinese-made batteries contributed to the ignition.
"The residents lost the townhouse and its contents, along with two vehicles and a motorcycle that was in the garage," said Wehrung.
No injuries were reported.
Neighbors were allowed to return to their homes after the residences were inspected by the ci...