Category Archives: Manufacturing

Damage minimized at aluminum fabricator fire thanks to sprinkler system (Beloit, WI)

American Aluminum Extrusion’s sprinkler system did its job, according to Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Hedrington.  “We had smoke 60 feet above the building when we were responding, but we didn’t see any fire because the sprinkler system did its job and knocked its down,” Hedrington said.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system stopped paper mill fire from spreading (Oregon City, OR)

Firefighters responded to a small fire Monday at the former Blue Heron Paper Co. mill site in Oregon City. The building’s sprinkler system stopped the fire from spreading before firefighters came in and extinguished the remaining flames. No one was reported hurt and the cause is still under investigation.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 »