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Li-ion battery fire destroys shuttle buses in San Diego airport parking garage

San Diego firefighters said it took an “extended time” to extinguish the fire

By Karen Kucher
The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Three hybrid airport-shuttle vehicles were damaged after a lithium-ion battery ignited in a parking structure early Thursday, San Diego Fire-Rescue officials said.

The fire broke out shortly before 7 a.m. at the Aladdin parking structure on Kettner Boulevard at West Laurel Street in the Harborview neighborhood. Fire officials said the fire activated the sprinkler system in the structure.

Firefighters said it took about a half-hour — which officials described as an “extended time” — to put out the fires because of the batteries. A hazardous materials crew was requested.

No evacuations or injuries were reported. No other details were immediately released.

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