Category Archives: Apartment Building

Fire sprinkler system saves residents at off-campus apartment (Eugene, OR)

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but the fire was quickly put out by the sprinkler system. Resident’s were evacuated as a precaution and later were able to return to their homes. The fire comes on what is almost the year anniversiry of a fire that broke out at Courtside’s sister complex, Skybox.Continue Reading »

Single sprinkler head extinguishes apartment fire (Tinley Park, IL)

*** FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED – NO MEDIA COVERAGE *** NAME OF OCCUPANCY: Edgewater Walk Apartments TYPE OF OCCUPANCY: Multi-Family Residetial (24-units) NUMBER & TYPE OF SPRINKLER HEADS ACTIVATED: One; Residential sidewall REASON FOR ACTIVATION: Stove fire FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ACTIVATION: Unattended cooking No injuries reported and no residents were displaced.… Continue Reading »

Residential sprinkler system extinguishes late night apartment fire (Normal, IL)

A late night kitchen fire in an apartment was suppressed by a residential sprinkler activation, which allowed the occupant to escape and prevented significant damage to the building, firefighters said Wednesday.  A single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished all but a small fire under the kitchen cabinets, which was quickly extinguished with a handheld pump can.Continue Reading »

Fire in a public housing apartment contained by sprinkler system (Jackson, TN)

An efficient sprinkler system was quick to put out a small mattress fire in one of the rooms of a public housing apartment building. “The sprinkler system saved the day,” Deputy Chief David Dillingham, of the Jackson Fire Department, said. Residents were allowed to go back to their rooms once the fire was contained and firefighters finished their inspection, about three hours later.Continue Reading »