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Electric Lyft bicycle catches fire outside Hearst Memorial Mining Building

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JULY 24, 2019

At 5:03 p.m. Monday evening, the battery of an electric Lyft bicycle caught fire next to the Hearst Memorial Mining Building, according to an email from UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Nicolas Hernandez. 

The fire had burned out on its own by the time the Berkeley Fire Department arrived, according to Hernandez, and no UC property was damaged. 

The battery in question had recently been replaced by a service company, said the email. After the fire, the company resolved to collect the remains of the bicycle and battery. 

The campus fire marshal was notified of the incident, according to Hernandez.

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JULY 24, 2019


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