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E-scooter battery causes fire in New York City, killing child, woman

A charred e-bike can be seen at the scene where an early Wednesday blaze killed a 5-year-old girl, her dad's girlfriend and three dogs.
A five-year-old girl, her father's girlfriend and three dogs at a fire early Wednesday morning. Robert Mesea

Five-year-old girl and East Harlem flames that killed her Fire Department The father's girlfriend and three dogs were sparked by a lithium-ion battery in an electric scooter or electric bike, according to the report. 

This girl and her father of 46, and her girlfriend of 36, are living in Jackie's, NYCHA, in her eight-story building inside her Robinson House. was trapped inside an apartment on the 6th floor of Officials said it happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Police said the girl and her father were taken to Harlem Hospital, where the child died of his injuries and the man is still in critical condition. 

Three dogs also died in the fire, officials said.

The deadly fire originated from batteries used in e-scooters and e-bikes,FDNY tweeted hours after the blaze. 

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Firefighters battle the fire that killed a 5-year-old girl, 26-year-old woman and three dogs on the grounds of NYCHA's Jackie Robinson Houses.
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Photos show at least three motorized devices at and near the site, one of which appears to be badly charred. 

Another civilian suffered minor injuries in the fire and was taken to Sinai Medical Center, the FDNY said. 

One of the victims of the East Harlem blaze is taken into an ambulance.
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Firefighters Mount He Sinai He Goes to Morningside but still suffered minor injuries, according to FDNY. 

Police have not identified those who died in the fire pending notification to their families.