Category Archives: Apartment Building

Apartment kitchen fire contained by sprinkler system (Chilliwack, BC, Canada)

“Fire crews entered the suite and found a pot on the stove had activated a sprinkler head,” said Jeff Ullyot, assistant fire chief. “The sprinkler controlled and extinguished the fire, preventing it from extending beyond the stove,” he said. Minor fire and smoke damage was limited to a microwave and an area of the upper cupboards.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system contains apartment fire (Village of Oak Creek, AZ)

In less than five minutes, sprinklers in the ground floor center apartment had activated and doused the fire. Crews extinguished the balance of the fire and removed the sofa from the apartment. The residents, a family with two young children, were not home at the time of the blaze, but the other residents in the complex were able to return to their apartments.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system prevents apartment fire from spreading beyond kitchen (Green Valley, AZ)

A sprinkler prevented a fire from spreading beyond the kitchen of a home in the Michelle Manor Apartments in Green Valley on Monday evening. The resident had been heating oil in a cast iron skillet when she went outside to check on the grill and visit with friends, according to the Green Valley Fire District.Continue Reading »