Lithium-ion Thermal Runaway Incident At Beta Technologies One of the issues with Lithium-Ion is the possibility of Thermal Runaway. This is exactly the same issue that happened at Beta Technologies facility in near Burlington, Vermont recently. A Lithium-ion battery pack stored in a shipping container caught fire at the site on August 26th. The fire was extinguished fairly quickly but it would not be the first time that Beta Technologies has gone through this kind of incident. In 2019, a similar incident involving lithium-ion battery packs in a container happened.