Ventura, CA – Early morning fire in single-family home controlled by sprinkler system

A fire Tuesday morning at a two-story home in east Ventura was put out with the help of firefighters and interior sprinklers.  Crews from the Ventura Fire Department responded to the incident at 5:28 a.m. in the 300 block of El Monte Avenue and saw smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom window, fire officials said. Continue Reading »

Springfield, MA – Arson fire at apartment building extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

No injuries were reported late Thursday morning after a female barricaded herself inside a downtown apartment and set a recliner chair on fire. The incident occurred in a fourth floor apartment at 1607 Main St., shortly before 11:45 a.m., Dennis Leger, aide to Commissioner Bernard J.Continue Reading »

Greenville, SC – Apartment kitchen fire put out by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Three families are out of their homes following a kitchen fire at an apartment complex. The Red Cross says it’s helping six adults and seven children. It happened Wednesday night at Berea Heights Apartments on Lions Club Road. Berea Fire Department said there was a kitchen fire in an apartment.Continue Reading »

Champaign, IL – Early morning apartment fire limited by sprinkler system; No injuries and no residents displaced

An early-morning fire last Wednesday on the exterior of an apartment building on the west side of the city could have been much worse if not for a sprinkler system, Champaign Fire Department Battalion Chief Tyler Funk said Thursday. Firefighters were called to 1313 Mariner Way around 4:30 a.m.Continue Reading »

Sioux City, IA – Arson fire at hospital ER contained with help from sprinkler system

A SIOUX CITY MAN TAKEN TO ST. LUKE’S UNITY POINT HOSPITAL TUESDAY NIGHT IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY STARTING A FIRE IN THE MEDICAL CENTER.  34-YEAR-OLD DAVID WARNER IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ARSON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. COURT DOCUMENTS STATE THAT WARNER WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR AN EVALUATION THAT HE REQUESTED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.… Continue Reading »

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