Category Archives: Other-Government/Military

Richmond, KY – Sprinkler system stop fire at arts council building, saving artwork from damage

The Richmond Area Arts Council building on West Water Street sustained slight smoke, fire and water damage Tuesday afternoon after a small fire broke out in the building’s basement.

Late Tuesday afternoon as she carefully sloshed through water pooled in the art council’s basement, RAAC Executive Director Deborah Kidd recounted the moment staff knew something had gone wrong.Continue Reading »

Hibbing, MN – Sprinkler system assists crews in extinguishing conveyor fire at power plant

A fire at the Hibbing Public Utilities Power Plant caused $70,000 in damage on Sunday.  According to Hibbing Fire Marshal Bryan Fagerstrom, the blaze broke out at the top of a 5-story conveyer belt on the bio-mass side of the power plant just after 2:30 p.m.Continue Reading »

Kent, WA – Early morning fire at transit station parking garage contained with help from sprinkler system

A vehicle fire briefly shut down the Kent Station parking garage early Wednesday morning and delayed a few Sounder trains. The fire about 6:10 a.m. on the fourth floor of the garage, 301 Railroad Ave. N., set off an automatic fire alarm, said Kyle Ohashi, spokesman for the Kent Regional Fire Authority. Continue Reading »

Chicago, IL – Fire at Ogilvie Transportation Center quickly doused by sprinkler system

A small fire at the Ogilvie Transportation Center was quickly doused by a sprinkler, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

The fire at the building at 500 W. Madison St. a little before 9 p.m. was put out by sprinklers, and while there was some smoke in the building, fire officials quickly declared the fire under control, the spokesman said.Continue Reading »

Wilmette, IL – Storage room fire at public works garage controlled by sprinkler system; Damage minimized

Wimette’s fire chief is crediting sprinklers for keeping a Tuesday storage room fire at the Wilmette public works garage from potentially engulfing the entire building.  The garage at 711 Laramie Ave. in west Wilmette sustained an estimated $15,000 damage in the incident, which was called in as an alarm shortly after 2:30 p.m.Continue Reading »

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Sprinkler system assist firefighters in extinguishing fire at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport

Because of a small fire in an employee break room, Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport was briefly evacuated Thursday morning, officials said.  Allan Siegel, a spokesman for Broward County Aviation, said the fire caused a sprinkler system to go off and emergency personnel were able to quickly put the fire out.Continue Reading »