Watch the shocking moment an e-scooter bursts into flames at Brent home

Dell Williams, 37, the e-scooter’s owner said he is “grateful to be alive” after the fire.
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Video footage shows the moment an e-scooter burst into flames and exploded while charging in the kitchen of a north-west London house.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) crews were called to the incident on Cecil Road, Harlesden in Brent at the weekend.

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Dell Williams, 37, the scooter’s owner said he is “grateful to be alive” after the fire.

Security guard Dell bought the e-scooter a fortnight ago from the online marketplace Gumtree, to help him travel around London.

CCTV footage showing an e-scooter exploding in a house in Brent. Credit: LFBCCTV footage showing an e-scooter exploding in a house in Brent. Credit: LFB
CCTV footage showing an e-scooter exploding in a house in Brent. Credit: LFB

Having tried to tackle the flames with a blanket, he was overcome by fumes and was treated in hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation.

“I just want to thank the Lord that we managed to get out of there in one piece,” he said.

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“I am so grateful to be alive. I spent eight hours in hospital due to inhaling smoke from the fire and when I went back to the house it was such an eye opener. I was shocked, I am shocked now. I am so grateful that no one else was hurt. I cheated death.”

The CCTV footage, captured on two cameras in the hallway and in the kitchen of the property shared by the letting agent, shows how quickly the e-scooter caught alight.

LFB said e-scooter and e-bike fires were becoming "more common" and warned people should check if their vehicles meet UK safety standards.

It also said they should not be charged in the home.

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