QUEENS (PIX11) — Eighteen children were injured in a Queens fire on Wednesday, an FDNY official said.

The fire broke out near 72nd Drive and 147th Street, officials said. Flames started in a basement around 2 p.m.

One child suffered serious injuries while the other 17 kids suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene.

Around 50 fire and EMS personnel responded. The fire was under control about 40 minutes after FDNY members arrived.

A lithium ion battery was involved, but FDNY Chief of Fire Operations John Esposito said it wasn’t yet clear if the battery caused the fire.