“If it hadn’t been for the fire alarm system and the sprinklers, we’d have been in deep trouble,” said Tom Benak, a trustee and an assistant chief with Vernon Central Hose Co. The fire, which occured around 11:45 PM on Tuesday night, was ruled accidental due to an electrical wiring malfunction in the crew compartment area behind the driver’s seat.… Continue Reading »
Firefighters were called to the East Hernando Branch Library in Brooksville on July 6 to put out a small fire. While no one was hurt, the smoke activated the building’s sprinkler system, damaging much of the inventory.
(*** BLOG EDITOR’S NOTE – Only the substantial heat from potentially deadly and damaging fire will operate a fire sprinkler, not smoke. … Continue Reading »
A fire that was reported in the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, at the Labor Department Building was eliminated before fire crews arrived thanks to the building’s fire sprinklers. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and no injuries were reported from the fire.… Continue Reading »
There are no injuries and no burned money after a fire at the Royal Canadian Mint’s facility in Winnipeg. Spokesperson Christine Aquino says employees were evacuated safely and production resumed within a few hours. The Winnipeg fire department says the fire was caused by overheated electrical equipment, and was contained by the building’s sprinkler system.… Continue Reading »
According to Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary, a heater in the engine bay where fire trucks are parked caught fire around structural members of the ceiling. The structure’s sprinkler system immediately extinguished the fire, set off the alarm and alerted firefighters who were in Station No.… Continue Reading »