Category Archives: Apartment Building

Hagerstown, MD – Apartment kitchen fire extinguished by automatic sprinkler system

A sprinkler system extinguished a fire last Monday afternoon in the kitchen of an apartment on Little Elliott Drive, according to Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven.  DeHaven said an occupant in a third-floor apartment at 12817 Little Elliott Drive, off Leitersburg Pike, was attempting to cook food in oil, which overheated and caught fire. Continue Reading »

Birmingham, AL – Early morning fire at downtown loft apartment building extinguished by sprinkler system

Hagerstown, MD – Fire in apartment building for the elderly and disabled is extinguished with help from sprinkler system

Fire broke out in a fifth-floor apartment in Potomac Towers on West Baltimore Street Wednesday night, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor.  The fire was reported about 9:45 p.m., and was determined to be caused by food on a stove, the supervisor said. Continue Reading »

Prince George, VA – Early morning apartment fire caused by water heater is quickly put out by sprinkler system

A Prince George woman says an issue with her water heater forced her family to run from smoke and flames Wednesday morning.  Eleven people – six adults and five children – had to leave from their homes, but it’s thanks to the building’s fire suppression sprinkler system that the fire was quickly put out.Continue Reading »

Nashua, NH – Fourth floor apartment fire contained by sprinkler system

Firefighters were called to a fire at the Laton House in Nashua’s Railroad Square late Sunday night.

The apartment building was evacuated, sending at least 50 people outside, officials said.

Officials said the building’s sprinkler system activated and held the fire in check while residents left the building.Continue Reading »