Hilltown, PA – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at Home Depot

A June 28 fire at Home Depot in Hilltown Plaza on Route 113 was extinguished by the store’s sprinkler system, A.J. Mazzola, district manager for Home Depot Philadelphia, said.

The fire company also responded and made sure the site was safe, he said.

The fire happened a little before the store’s 6 a.m. normal opening time, he said.

“It was contained pretty fast and nobody was injured,” he said.

The store opened for the day about 11:30 a.m., he said as clean-up crews continued to work in the main entrance area about 12:30 p.m. Although the main entrance was still closed at the time, customers were able to enter the building through other entrances.

“Now we’re just cleaning up the residual water from the sprinklers,” Mazzola said.

“It’s crazy how much water comes out of those sprinklers,” he said, “which is good. It keeps everybody safe.”

At some places in the store, the water was initially two to three inches deep, he said.

The fire was apparently from an electrical malfunction, Mazzola said. The fire marshal and electricians were on the scene, he said.

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