Category Archives: Other – Manufacturing

DeKalb, IL – Overnight fire at wood products manufacturer contained with help from sprinkler system

The fire started in a dustbin at Premium Wood Products in DeKalb about 1 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Crews from the DeKalb Fire Department responded to an alarm at the business at 436 E. Locust St. at 12:54 a.m. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames near a bin for collecting dust and wood shavings, according to a news release from the fire department.Continue Reading »

Fire at high-tech optical manufacturer put out by sprinkler system (Middlefield, CT)

Local firefighters were on the scene of a fire at Zygo Corporation in the eastern part of town early Monday. Four people were reportedly evaluated for injuries but declined medical treatment.  NBC Connecticut is reporting that the fire was minor and that it was put out by the sprinkler system inside the business. Continue Reading »

Early morning fire at hydraulic press business extinguished by sprinkler system (Ogden, UT)

A sprinkler system is given credit for putting out a fire at a business early Saturday morning.  The fire was in a hydraulic press at a business. The sprinkler system extinguished the fire rapidly.  The sprinkler system in this fire worked exactly how it was designed and played a large roll in extinguishing the fire and confining it to a small area.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system controls fire at chemical distribution facility (St. Albans, WV)

A fire at a St. Albans chemical distribution facility appears to be under control, Kanawha County emergency officials said late this morning. Sprinklers at the Brenntag operation on 1st Street contained the blaze, and crews were ventilating the building before entering to further investigate, said Dale Petry, Kanawha County’s emergency services coordinator.Continue Reading »