Voi says it is investigating a warehouse fire that damaged around 200 of its e-scooters on New Year’s Day. Avon Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the blaze was determined to have been ‘accidental ignition’.
Several crews were called to a commercial unit in Brislington at 12.28pm. Photos posted to social media in the aftermath showed scores of blackened e-scooters – albeit it seems most suffered only cosmetic damage.
A fire service spokesperson said: “With 12 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, three high pressure hose reels, two 45mm covering jets and breaking gear were used to extinguish the fire. Also in use was a turntable ladder to monitor the fire spread.
“Water run off from the incident was managed using Damit packs, and there were no casualties involved. The cause of the incident was determined to have been accidental ignition.”
A Voi spokesperson told Bristol Live: “We can confirm that on the 1st of January the fire brigade was at our third-party logistics warehouse, located on Dixon Road in Bristol.
"No one was injured and the situation was quickly brought under control. We are conducting a thorough investigation and collaborating with the local fire service to identify what caused the fire. We do not expect any major effects on our operation in the region.”
Bedminster Fire Station has since tweeted to say that the fire was, “caused by the battery chargers and the large amount of batteries charging.”