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Fire contained by sprinklers at engineered wood products manufacturer (Medford, OR)

Sparks from a grinding operation started a fire that ignited in two connected sawdust bins at Boise Cascade. “Really the initial knockdown happened with the automatic sprinkler system,” said Arlen Blenkush, District No. 3 battalion chief. The fire was contained to the inside of the bins and did not damage the structure’s exterior.Continue Reading »

Fire at gun range controlled by sprinkler system (Las Vegas, NV)

The Clark County Fire Department was called to a fire at a gun range late Friday night. Officials said two men were doing maintenance welding work in a gun range inside the building, when air filtering material caught fire. Building sprinklers helped keep the fire in check while firefighters quickly extinguished remaining hot spots.Continue Reading »