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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Lithium ion battery ignites fire in Pullman apartment


PULLMAN — Pullman firefighters were called to the Kenwood Square Apartments, at 1225 NW Nye Street, around 2:30 p.m., for a report of smoke pouring out of a second-floor apartment.

Fire investigators determined that the fire, partially destroying an apartment, was caused by a lithium-ion battery that was being charged for a remote-control car while the resident was away, according to a press release written by Pullman Fire Department, Public Information Officer, Glenn Johnson.

The release states that Lieutenant Brian Parrish said he could see smoke coming from the building as his crews we...

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