Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"Fire crews entered the suite and found a pot on the stove had activated a sprinkler head," said Jeff Ullyot, assistant fire chief. "The sprinkler controlled and extinguished the fire, preventing it from extending beyond the stove," he said. Minor fire and smoke damage was limited to a microwave and an area of the upper cupboards. Ullyot said sprinkler systems continue to prove their worth by limiting fire damage and preventing fire-related injuries and deaths.
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Fire fighters searched the building for the fire and within 15 minutes located and extinguished a fire in the attic space between the third-floor ceiling and the roof of the building. A fire sprinkler had also activated in the room below the fire. Fire damage was contained to the ceiling and attic space immediately above the approximately 10' x10' room of an unoccupied third-floor office suite.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
The fire was reported at about 3:30 p.m., but firefighters said the flames were contained to one room thanks to a sprinkler system, and were out just before 4 p.m., according to fire department radio communications. The fire may have been electrical.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
A Palmetto man has been arrested for setting two small fires at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center overnight, police said. Police said the fires appear to have been started with some sort of ignitable liquid, and an unidentified liquid also had been poured on several desks in the office area. But the fires set off the sprinkler system in the gymnasium.
Posted by Viking at 3:56 PM
In less than five minutes, sprinklers in the ground floor center apartment had activated and doused the fire. Crews extinguished the balance of the fire and removed the sofa from the apartment. The residents, a family with two young children, were not home at the time of the blaze, but the other residents in the complex were able to return to their apartments. "The automatic fire sprinkler system did its job, providing quick notification of the fire to the residents in the adjacent apartments, containing the fire to the living room and preventing the fire from spreading to other apartments in the building," stated Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal Gary Johnson.
Posted by Viking at 3:28 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The fire spread up the wall and into the attic where it was extinguished by an automatic fire sprinkler system. Fire investigators were on scene and determined the fire started in an area where employees smoke and where mops and cleaning supplies are kept. All employees and customers evacuated the building without injury after the restaurants emergency alarms sounded.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A Willow Springs chemical company was saved on Monday because of an automatic fire sprinkler system, said the town's fire chief. A box alarm and hazmat team was called, and members found a single sprinkler head extinguished the wooden pallets and two drums of materials that caught fire. "These systems are in place for this reason, I can not find a better example of why we require fire alarms and sprinklers," said Willow Springs Fire Chief Larry Moran.
Posted by Viking at 4:56 PM
Kentville firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the Valley Waste Resource main depot on the Donald E. Hiltz Connector Road. Firefighters received the alarm around 3:30 a.m. On their arrival, they found a small pile of debris, left over from the previous day, had caught fire. According to deputy fire chief Ryan MacEachern, the building’s sprinkler system “did its job,” and while there was “a lot of heavy black smoke” inside the building, any actual fire was out by the time they arrived.
Posted by Viking at 4:53 PM
A sprinkler prevented a fire from spreading beyond the kitchen of a home in the Michelle Manor Apartments in Green Valley on Monday evening. The resident had been heating oil in a cast iron skillet when she went outside to check on the grill and visit with friends, according to the Green Valley Fire District. She returned to find the pan on fire and the flames too intense to extinguish. “Fires like this are a great example of how quickly a fire can be extinguished and how major loss of property or life prevented by sprinklers,” GVFD Operations Chief Chuck Wunder said.
Posted by Viking at 4:20 PM
An apartment was saved after its sprinkler system kicked in and extinguished a fire in a laundry basket in a bathroom. The activated sprinkler was able to keep the fire contained in the bathroom and prevent it from spreading to the rest of the apartment or neighboring units. Mesa Fire says that this is the third fire in the past month that was managed in the early stages by an active sprinkler system.
Posted by Viking at 4:16 PM
The accidental discharge of a flare gun sparked a fire Tuesday afternoon inside The Retreat at McEver Apartments. "The sprinkler system in the building had all but extinguished the fire upon the arrival of the fire department," said Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada. He said no other apartment units were damaged by the blaze and no injuries were reported.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
No one was hurt in a fire Monday afternoon at a senior apartment complex and nursing home on the city’s far northwest side. An investigation determined the fire was caused by boxes that had been left on a stove while the occupant was in the process of moving. The fire was contained to the stove and cabinets above. It was doused by the sprinkler system.
Posted by Viking at 8:12 PM
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
Firefighters responded to a small fire Monday at the former Blue Heron Paper Co. mill site in Oregon City. The building’s sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading before firefighters came in and extinguished the remaining flames. No one was reported hurt and the cause is still under investigation.
Posted by Viking at 4:18 PM
Lake Havasu City Fire Department responded to a fire early Sunday at a newly constructed residence. During the fire, the home’s fire protection system successfully doused flames inside the home after two fire sprinkler heads were activated, one in a hallway and the second within a bedroom. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is considered arson and there are no suspects at this time, fire officials said Sunday.
Posted by Viking at 9:42 AM
Monday, June 18, 2012
The sprinkler controlled the fire until firefighters arrived at the scene, according to a press release from Medford Fire and Rescue. Firefighters fully extinguished the fire. Fire officials say the dumpster was housed in an enclosed structure that contained a laundry room. They believe the fire was started by improperly discarded cigarettes.
Posted by Viking at 9:05 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Central Michigan University’s Campbell Hall was evacuated at about midnight Wednesday after a small fire broke out in the kitchenette on the first floor. Residents believe that a stove knob was bumped, turning the burner on and causing a basket placed near it to catch fire. The fire alarm and sprinkler systems were activated. All of Campbell Hall’s safety devices worked correctly and safety procedures went according to plan, said CMU Police Officer Carl Williams. “The entire system did exactly what it was designed to do,” he said. “In the kitchenette area, the sprinkler system activated … like it was supposed to."
Posted by Viking at 4:08 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Daytona Beach firefighters said the woman was sleeping in a 12-story high-rise apartment building off of South Beach Street about 7 p.m. when the bed caught on fire from the lit cigarette. The building's sprinkler system put out the blaze just as firefighters arrived, said David Newell, a spokesman with the department. Newell credited the relatively new sprinkler system with saving the woman's life.
Posted by Viking at 3:34 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A sprinkler system helped contain a trash fire at a Medford apartment complex this morning, Medford Fire-Rescue officials reported. The trash bin was in a building that houses garbage collection and a laundry room for two eight-unit apartment buildings, which are located right next door. Damage was confined to the garbage bin. The fire sprinkler prevented the fire from gaining enough momentum to seriously damage the facility, officials said.
Posted by Viking at 4:52 PM
A fire at a St. Albans chemical distribution facility appears to be under control, Kanawha County emergency officials said late this morning. Sprinklers at the Brenntag operation on 1st Street contained the blaze, and crews were ventilating the building before entering to further investigate, said Dale Petry, Kanawha County's emergency services coordinator.
Posted by Viking at 3:46 PM
Shoppers and employees at the Marion WalMart Supercenter had to be evacuated from the building Tuesday morning. The Marion fire department says a grease fire is to blame. The initial call came at around 8:15 a.m. The fire was quickly contained, but some of the store's sprinklers were activated. No one was hurt. Investigators are talking with employees in the deli department to pinpoint the exact cause.
Posted by Viking at 3:40 PM
Monday, June 11, 2012
A fire in a downtown Albuquerque hotel forced a brief evacuation of its guests and staff. The Albuquerque Fire Department says no occupants were injured when a fire forced them to leave the Hyatt hotel on Tijeras NE early Monday morning. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 1:30 a.m. and put out the blaze within 20 minutes. A hotel sprinkler system helped contain the fire. Fire officials say the fire was in a dishwashing unit but the cause has not yet been determined.
Posted by Viking at 3:10 PM
The fire at the Seeo company was reported about 3:30 p.m., said Hayward fire Capt. Thor Poulsen. About 25 employees were evacuated from the facility in the 3900 block of Trust Way, at Eden Landing Road, he said. Investigators found a plastic bucket of hexane burning in a laboratory, said Poulsen, who described the chemical as an alcohol-type liquid fuel. The fire was contained in about 25 minutes, he said.
Posted by Viking at 2:22 PM
All of the 43 residents and three staff members were evacuated after a fire broke out in one of the rooms in the north wing, according to Attica fire Chief Ed O’Farrell. “I feel the staff took charge of the situation and collaborated well with the departments,” said Gustus, “The residents were evacuated outside, warm and secure within minutes.”
No one was hurt in the three-alarm fire, which started about 3:30 p.m. at the Republic Services plant in the 6600 block of Byassee Drive, just north of Lambert International Airport. Hazelwood Fire Chief Dave Radel said when firefighters arrived, the blaze had just reached the northern wing of the plant, which set off the sprinkler system, so it never spread into the building.
Posted by Viking at 9:52 AM
At about 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the first level of the apartment building at 40 Valle Vista. The fire was already extinguished by the sprinkler in the apartment by the time firefighters arrived.
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The fire was caused when a ceiling light overheated, causing the contents of the ballast to leak into the light fixtures and create sparks that ignited a rack of clothing below it, Chief Dillon said. Fortunately, the sprinkler system effectively contained the blaze until firefighters could extinguish it, he said. “It did what it was supposed to do,” Chief Dillon said.
Posted by Viking at 9:40 AM
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Acting Salisbury Fire Department Chief Rick Hoppes said a fire at Salisbury Middle School set off their sprinkler system and was extinguished by the time fire crews arrived. He said the fire began in a smaller room attached to a science classroom and was contained to the area. Students were evacuated, but were returning to their classrooms by early afternoon.
Posted by Viking at 3:19 PM
A fire sprinkler held the fire in check until crews could reach the area, firefighters said. Several of the units were occupied by mobility-impaired residents, officials said. Firefighting crews said they quickly put out the fire.
Posted by Viking at 3:12 PM
Firefighters say the fire started on a stove inside a third floor apartment. The emergency sprinkler system extinguished the flames before fire crews arrived. About 30 senior residents were evacuated as a precaution.
Posted by Viking at 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Police said 33-year-old Damon Cooper walked into the dollar store in McKinney on Monday afternoon, doused it in lighter fluid and set it on fire. The flames were quickly extinguished by a sprinkler system and everyone inside the store was able to escape without injury.
Posted by Viking at 3:07 PM
Fire crews were called to a commercial fire at All Star Fitness. Firefighters found the fire in the clothes dryer, but it had been nearly extinguished by the fire sprinkler system by the time crews got to it. It took about 10 minutes for crews to put the fire out. No people or firefighters were injured during the fire.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Fire crews arrived to find that sprinklers had doused an eight-foot tall stack of plastic foam sheeting that had caught on fire in the warehouse. The sprinklers had extinguished the fire by the time firefighters arrived, Edgerton Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Beckwith said.
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"The sprinkler system once again saved the church. It probably would have been gone by the time they got here,” said the Reverend Mike Welch. A previous fire damaged the church in 2001 when lightning hit the building.
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Ray Burns, the college's interim president, said there were about thirty people in the building at the time of the fire and all made it out safely. The building's sprinkler system limited the actual fire to a small area.
Posted by Viking at 10:09 AM
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Montreal police arson squad is investigating after someone launched a Molotov cocktail into an accountant's office in one of the city’s northeast boroughs. The building's sprinkler system activated and quickly put out the fire, Const. Daniel Lacoursière said. No one was in the office at the time.
Posted by Viking at 4:45 PM
A fire at Lakeside Village apartments Tuesday began with careless smoking, but was put out moments later by a sprinkler system that was installed after a more devastating fire in 2005. The sprinkler system paid for itself Tuesday and may have saved lives, especially because some of the residents are disabled, Saginaw Township Fire Department Inspector Kevin O’Brien said.
Posted by Viking at 4:38 PM