Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fire extinguished by sprinkler system at senior living/retirement village (Oklahoma City, OK)


On Monday, April 14 at 4:21 am a resident at the HUD facility, Superbia Retirement Village, had a "smoking material" fire. The fire sprinklers, which were installed in the late 1990's, successfully activated and saved the occupant(s) lives.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sprinklers limit damage at commercial building fire (Chatanooga, TN)

When firefighters arrived in response to a commercial building fire around 11 p.m. on Saturday, they found that the building's doors and windows had been broken out. The fire sprinkler system had activated and put the fire out. Investigations show that the fire was set intentionally; no injuries were reported.

Hotel fire extinguished by sprinkler system (Houston, TX)

A small fire broke out on the third floor of a hotel at about 2:30 a.m. The resident of the room quickly evacuated the room and asked bystanders to notify 911. By the time fire crews arrived, the fire had been extinguished by the room's fire sprinklers. There were no injuries reported.

Sprinklers save restaurant from fire (Westminster, CO)

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday, a duct detector activation indicated that there was a possible fire at a restaurant. A security guard who investigated the alert found smoke and called the authorities. Upon arrival to the scene, firefighters found the fire had been contained by two sprinkler heads and quickly extinguished it. 

Sprinklers eliminate fire at church (Lethbridge, AB)

Firefighters were called to a church on Wednesday night when alarms rang on the second floor of the structure. The fire sprinklers activated in response to the heat from the fire, which began near the church's organ. No injuries were reported from the incident, and the cause appears to be electric.

Apartment fire halted by sprinkler system (Wilmington, NC)

When a fire began on the balcony of an apartment late Thursday night, the unit's fire sprinkler activated, which kept the fire from spreading into the apartment unit. There were no injuries or residents displaced from the fire, and the cause of the fire was an improperly disposed cigarette.

Sprinklers assist firefighters to put out potential arson fire (Fresno, CA)

Fire crews responded to a reported fire at about 4 a.m. on Saturday morning to discover broken glass in its front windows and two small fires in the front and back of the building. The restaurant's fire sprinkler system had contained the fire to their ignition spots, and firefighters were able to put out the rest. No injuries were reported in the incident.