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Sprinkler system controls fire at assisted living facility (Madison, WI)

A sprinkler system at an assisted living facility kept fire damage to a minimum, with residents evacuated and no one injured, authorities reported. “This is an excellent example of how sprinklers can react quickly to save lives and reduce property damage,” said spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez in the release.Continue Reading »

Sprinklers extinguish apartment fire before fire department arrives (Edina, MN)

The Edina Fire Department was dispatched to the apartment fire at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday, arriving to find a fire on the stovetop of a first-floor unit had already been extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system. “The building’s sprinklers saved countless lives and property,” Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Todd said.Continue Reading »

Apartment electrical fire contained by sprinkler system (Novato, CA)

A stacked washer-drier unit in an exterior closet caught fire next to a downtown Novato apartment, and the only loss was a few clothes. Firefighters responded to the call and found that a sprinkler system had done most of the work on the electrical fire, which took place on the patio of an apartment.Continue Reading »

Fire in fifth-floor hotel room extinguished by sprinkler system (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh firefighters responded to a fire in a fifth-floor room of an Upper Hill District hotel shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. Sprinklers at the hotel extinguished the fire, and no one was injured, according to an Allegheny County emergency dispatcher. The county’s 911 center received the call at 11:06 and firefighters reported that the fire was out 15 minutes later.Continue Reading »

Fire sprinklers and working smoke alarms save child playing with matches (Salisbury, MD)

Fire crews were called to a two-story five unit apartment building just before 8:30 a.m. for a report of a fire. When firefighters arrived they found the fire was already extinguished in the four-year-old child’s bedroom. Fire Marshals investigating the scene concluded that the child had been playing with matches and set a bed on fire.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system puts out fire at high school (Fife, WA)

Crews were called to the scene of a reported fire at Fife High School, according to Tacoma Fire. The fire appears to have been put out by the school’s sprinkler system, Fire officials said. The fire started in a wood lathe machine in the shop facility and was quickly contained, according to Tacoma Fire.Continue Reading »

Residential fire sprinklers make the difference in house fire (Tucson, AZ)

A Tucson family’s home was saved after their fire sprinkler system extinguished a fire. Drexel Heights Fire responded to the house fire around 3 Saturday afternoon. According to Tracy Koslowski with Drexel Heights Fire, the homeowners called 9-1-1 after finding their fire sprinkler system had extinguished the fire while they were away from the house.Continue Reading »

Fire extinguished by sprinkler system at apartment complex (Happy Valley, OR)

Firefighters are crediting a residential sprinkler system for putting out a two-alarm apartment fire. Brandon Paxton, Clackamas Fire District 1 spokesman, said the sprinklers in the Town Center Station Apartments worked so well that the fire already was out when firefighters arrived after receiving a 10:22 p.m.Continue Reading »