- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say a lithium battery might have started a fire that partially destroyed a modular office building at Boise State University over the weekend.

State Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl tells the Idaho Statesman (https://bit.ly/2h7r7Gp) in a story on Monday that investigators are closely looking at the recharging of a lithium battery.

The fire on Saturday destroyed part of an office building and damaged equipment that’s part of the school’s robotics lab.

Sandahl didn’t have a damage estimate but predicted it would be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

There were no reports of injuries.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com


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