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Riverhead, NY – Sprinkler system activates; Helps control fire in records storage room

Riverhead firefighters found paper records burning in a second-floor records storage room at the county center when they responded to an automatic alarm this afternoon just before 1 o’clock.

There was a heavy smoke condition on the second floor when the first fire chief arrived. He immediately called for the department to respond to a working structure fire.  The fire activated the sprinkler system in that area of the building.

The chief called for the county fire marshal to respond and investigate. Firefighters quickly put the fire out. No one was injured in the incident.

Sprinklers do their job after lighting causes fire at Old Town Hall (Exeter, NH)


Sprinkler system keeps damage to a minimum after fire at City Hall (Fitchburg, MA)

City Hall on Main Street will be open for business as usual after a fire about 5 this morning in the Veterans Room on the first floor.  Deputy Chief John C, Curran said the cause of the fire was a problem with the heating/air conditioning unit. He said a sprinkler in the room activated and doused the fire, keeping the damage minimal.  No one was hurt.