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Apartment fire halted by fire sprinkler system (Oro Valley, AZ)

A fire that began on the third floor of an apartment building Wednesday night was brought under control by the unit’s fire sprinkler before fire crews arrived.
 
Golder Ranch Fire Chief Randy Karrer said, “It is incidents such as these that highlight the importance of sprinkler systems in multi-family dwellings. Without them, the fire could have quickly spread to other units, causing greater damage and an increased threat to lives of the residents.”Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system activates to help control parking garage fire below stores, apartments (Berkeley, CA)

Authorities closed the roadway to through-traffic Friday evening on Martin Luther King Jr. Way at University Avenue when a car fire broke out in the parking structure at Trader Joe’s in Berkeley. 
Webb said the single-alarm fire was reported at approximately 5:40 p.m.Continue Reading »

Restaurant kitchen fire controlled by sprinkler system (Pacifica, CA)

A restaurant kitchen caught fire Friday morning, but damage was kept to a minimum thanks to a sprinkler system, according to fire officials.  The fire was reported around 7:25 a.m., according to the North County Fire Authority.  Firefighters found fire in the kitchen area that was being held in check by an installed sprinkler system.Continue Reading »

Single sprinkler extinguishes grease fire (Village of Oak Creek, AZ)

Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, Sedona Fire District crewswere called … for a reported structure fire in a multi-unit apartmentbuilding. The first fire crews found the fire was extinguished by a single firesprinkler head that activated in the kitchen of a one-bedroom apartment.  “The fire damage would also have beensignificantly worse if not for the sprinklers,” according to SFD FireMarshal Gary J.Continue Reading »