Category Archives: Apartment Building

Newport, RI – Kitchen fire at historic senior apartment building controlled by sprinkler system

Two apartments at Clarke School Apartments, 24 Mary St., remained uninhabitable as of Friday afternoon due to fire, smoke and water damage in one apartment and water damage in a second apartment below it, according to Fire Chief Brian Dugan.  The report of a fire in a third-floor apartment came in on Wednesday at about 2:10 p.m.Continue Reading »

Lacey, WA – Sprinkler system prevented fire from spreading in apartment complex; No injuries reported

A sleepy Lacey apartment dweller snoozed right through a fire in their unit and fire crews breaking through the doorway to douse the flames.

Luckily, a sprinkler head kept the fire from spreading, and the resident was unhurt.

The drama unfolded at around midnight Sunday when crews responded to a fire alarm at the apartment complex.Continue Reading »

Port Royal, SC – Sprinkler system assist firefighters in controlling apartment fire; Device being charged caught fire

Residents of 9 apartments were displaced Tuesday night after an electronic device caught fire on a resident’s couch at the Parc at Broad River complex in Port Royal, according to fire officials.  Fire Chief Reece Bertholf, of the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department, said the device, which was being charged when it caught fire, was burned up in the blaze.Continue Reading »

Lewisville, TX – Sprinkler system activated in arson fire at apartment building

A man remains in jail after he threatened, and then followed through with, setting his girlfriend’s apartment on fire.

Josh Manning was arrested and charged with arson. He remains in the Denton County jail in lieu of $26,500 in bonds. He also was charged with probation revocation for driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years old.Continue Reading »

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Apartment building fire contained to single unit by sprinkler system

The sprinkler system installed at Isabella Court Apartments in Vancouver prevented a single-unit fire late Sunday morning from spreading, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal.

The fire was reported at 11:14 a.m. at the large, four-story, 49-unit complex in the Bagley Downs neighborhood, according to dispatch records.Continue Reading »

Alexandria, VA – Kitchen fire at apartment building suppressed by sprinkler system

A small fire at the Huntington Gateway apartments on Richmond Highway on Tuesday night was quickly contained, but resulted in two residents being displaced.  The fire was called in shortly after 10 p.m., and was contained to the kitchen in one unit on the 5th floor, according to a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue spokesman. Continue Reading »

Spokane, WA – Overnight fire at downtown apartment building controlled with help from sprinkler system

Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit team members are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a downtown apartment building early last Saturday morning.  It happened on the 300 block of W. 2nd Avenue just after 1:00 a.m., according to Public Safety Communications Manager Michele Anderson. Continue Reading »