Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sprinklers eliminate fire at office building (Stamford, CT)

At 7:45 on Tuesday, April 29, an explosion and fire were reported at an office building. The fire, which investigators report as being electrical, was located in the utility room on the building's second floor. A sprinkler near the area quickly suppressed the flames. No injuries were reported.

Sprinkler system aids firefighters at restaurant fire (Longmont, CO)

Police were alerted to the reports of an intrusion alarm being activated at a restaurant shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. When they arrived, they saw flames inside the building, and fire crews were dispatched. When fire crews entered the building, they found the fire sprinkler system had activated, and the firefighters put out the remaining flames. The fire did not cause any structural damage to the building, and its cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Middle school fire squelched thanks to fire sprinklers (Boca Raton, FL)

A fire alarm was activated at a middle school at about 4:30 a.m.; fire crews arrived to the scene to find that while a fire had started in the school, the fire sprinkler system activated and extinguished the blaze. The fire's source is under investigation, and classes could resume as planned.

Sprinklers save lives and property from arson (Redding, CA)

A molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a District Attorney's office early Tuesday morning. The arsonist first broke the window of the office before throwing the molotov cocktail into the office. The 3 a.m. fire was extinguished thanks to the fire sprinklers in the office with no injuries reported. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Automobile dealership fire extinguished by sprinklers (Boise, ID)

Just before 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, an automobile dealership reported a fire that began in the shop area. While the exact cause of the fire is under investigation, witnesses are crediting the dealership's fire sprinkler system with putting out the flames. There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Sprinklers keep damage minimal at recycling facility fire (Regina, SK)

A fire broke out at a recycling plant the afternoon of Friday, April 25. The fire began in a measuring bin, which had a fire sprinkler head installed in it. The sprinkler head activated and contained the fire to the bin until fire crews responded. Everyone was safely evacuated, and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Sprinklers save office building from fire (Saskatoon, SK)

Fire sprinklers acted quickly upon a fire at a 16-story office building on Saturday evening. The fire began on the fifth floor of the building but the sprinkler system contained it until fire crews arrived and suppressed the remaining flames. The fire's cause remains under investigation; there were no injuries reported.

Apartment fire stopped by sprinklers (North Charleston, SC)

When a  fire broke out in an apartment complex on Saturday morning, the unit's fire sprinkler kept the fire from spreading and eliminated the flames. There were reported injuries.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sprinklers limit damage at commercial building fire (Chattanooga, 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.