FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS12) — This is something most of us didn't have to think about until recently.
In Fort Myers, storm surge caused by Hurricane Ian caused lithium-ion batteries to become compromised, and that damage caused the batteries to ignite.
Luckily, members of the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Hazmat Strike team were on hand.
They responded to Friday morning's fire and say the cause was actually interior atmospheric monitoring which found elevated carbon monoxide levels, and hydrogen cyanide levels, along with multiple batteries with high heat signatures.
The batteries were removed from the structure and discarded properly, at a hazardous materials waste site.