Friday, May 23, 2014

High school fire put out by sprinklers (Kyle, TX)

Despite the fact that a fire erupted at a high school on Thursday night, classes resumed on Friday. The fire, which began in an oven in the economics classroom, was eliminated by the school's fire sprinkler system. According to officials, no injuries occurred.

Sprinklers keep fire from spreading into apartment building (Wilmington, NC)

A fire erupted in a work van and threatened to spread into the neighboring apartment building on Thursday afternoon. The apartment building was equipped with fire sprinklers, which kept the flames from overcoming the structure; firefighters reported that only minor exterior damage occurred thanks to the sprinklers. The cause of the van fire is under investigation, and there were no reported injuries.

Sprinklers prevent damage and injury at restaurant fire (Denver, CO)

A small fire began in the kitchen of a restaurant on Thursday morning at around 4 a.m. The firefighters who responded to the incident reported that the building's fire sprinkler eliminated the fire before they arrived. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fire at commercial building extinguished by sprinklers (Allentown, PA)

A fire erupted on the second and third floor of a commercial building on Wednesday morning. The building's fire sprinkler activated and suppressed the fire. The fire department spokesman credited the fire sprinkler system for the minimized damage to the building; there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Apartment building fire stopped by sprinkler system (St. Johnsbury, VT)

When a fire erupted in an apartment building the night of April 6, the building's fire sprinkler activated and extinguished the flames. The fire is suspected to have been caused intentionally, and investigators have a suspect in mind. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Sprinklers make the difference at school fire (West Des Moines, IA)

An intentionally set fire at a school on Tuesday morning activated both the fire alarm as well as the facility's fire sprinkler. The water from the sprinkler eliminated the flames; no injuries were reported. The suspect was identified as a 16-year old student and arson charges have been brought forward. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sprinklers save lives and property at manufacturing facility fire (Middlebury, IN)

After some equipment caught on fire at a wood manufacturing facility early Friday morning, four area fire departments arrived to fight the flames. 

Middlebury Fire Chief Jeff Wogoman said, "I figured we'd have a beast on our hands, but it went pretty smooth."

The facility was equipped with fire sprinklers, which contained the the flames. 

"If they didn't have a sprinkler system, it probably would have burned down," Chief Wogoman said. "That's what saved the building - that early control of the fire."

Condominium complex fire eliminated by sprinkler (Charleston, SC)

Fire sprinklers put out a fire in a condominium complex on Thursday night. The fire began in the kitchen when the tenant left something cooking on the stove unattended; firefighters were called to the scene at 10:06 p.m. When they entered the premises, they reported that the fire had already been eliminated by the building's fire sprinkler system. 

Sprinklers extinguish fire at newspaper printing press (Madison, WI)

At about 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9, a fire was reported at a newspaper printing press. The fire began in the building's compressor room, and the fire sprinkler system contained the fire to that room and extinguished it. The company evacuated its near 35 employees safely, and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.