Category Archives: Government/Military

LaSalle Parish, LA – Arson fire set by inmate controlled by sprinkler system

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a jail inmate for setting a cell mattress on fire.

Ulises Garrido-Zamudo, 21, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 17, on one count of Aggravated Arson. He was transferred from the detention center he was being held in at the time of the fire to the LaSalle Parish Jail for booking.Continue Reading »

Lee’s Summit, MO – Truck fire in state vehicle maintenance facility contained overnight by sprinkler system

A dump truck fire early Friday morning caused minor damage to the service area at the MODOT Maintenance Facility in Lee’s Summit.  Firefighters responded to the building at 2050 NE Independence Ave. at 1 a.m.  Firefighters saw smoke coming from a garage when they arrived. Continue Reading »

Edmonton, AB, Canada – No injuries reported in 11th floor office blaze; Sprinkler system activated to assist firefighters

A fire at a downtown Edmonton office building has displaced hundreds of Alberta government employees and crippled critical online industrial applications handled by government computer servers.  According to Environment and Parks spokesperson Matt Dykstra, 465 government employees across five ministries have been moved to different offices, or are working from home while damage is being repaired.… Continue Reading »

Hopkinton, NH – Sprinkler system assists fire crews in extinguishing fire at town library

Karen Dixon was sitting at the front desk of the Hopkinton Town Library about 4:30 p.m. when a lightning strike shook the building. A few uneventful minutes went by before Dixon heard something in the cupola above.

“I looked up and there was fire in the acoustical tile ceiling,” she said. Continue Reading »

Concord, NH – Sprinkler system activated in wood shop at state prison

A small fire broke out in a wood shop hopper at the New Hampshire State Prison Thursday evening, a city fire official said.

Nobody was hurt and the fire caused minimal damage, Fire Chief Dan Andrus said.

The wood shop is in the northern end of the prison complex and firefighters responded to a 5:57 p.m.Continue Reading »

Elgin, IL – Fire in building storing large quantities of chemicals at water treatment facility extinguished by sprinkler system

A fire Friday night in a building with large quantities of chemicals at the city of Elgin’s water treatment facility was likely caused by an electrical motor failure, Elgin fire officials said.  The fire happened around 9 p.m. in a building at 375 W.Continue Reading »

Stroudsburg, PA – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire in public library’s bookmobile

A small fire temporarily closed the Eastern Monroe Public Library on Wednesday. No one was injured, according to a series of statements on the library’s Facebook page.

“The fire was contained to the bookmobile and there is no damage to the Hughes Library Building,” it said in an 11:30 a.m.Continue Reading »

Toronto, ON, Canada – Arson fire at historic building controlled by sprinkler system

Police have taken over the investigation into a fire at Old City Hall on Monday night after investigators determined that it was deliberately set.

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg told CP24 on Tuesday morning that investigators with the Ontario Fire Marshal and Toronto Fire Services made the ruling after wrapping up an extensive investigation at the historic building at around 4:30 a.m.Continue Reading »