Tuesday, June 19, 2012
High-rise condo fire on 18th floor controlled by sprinkler system (Honolulu, HI)
The fire broke out on the 18th floor of the King Tower at Liliuokalani Gardens. Fire officials said everyone in the building evacuated. The occupant of the unit where the fire started was not at home at the time of the blaze. Since the mid-1970s, all high-rise building on Oahu above 75-feet-tall were required to have a sprinkler system. Liliuokalani Gardens was built in 1984 and had its sprinklers built in. "The fire was controlled by a sprinkler head in the room where it began," said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Terry Seelig. "It appears that it began in the living room."
Posted by Viking at 4:50 PM