Category Archives: Residential High Rise

Sprinkler system aids firefighters in high-rise apartment fire (Daytona Beach, FL)

Daytona Beach firefighters said the woman was sleeping in a 12-story high-rise apartment building off of South Beach Street about 7 p.m. when the bed caught on fire from the lit cigarette. The building’s sprinkler system put out the blaze just as firefighters arrived, said David Newell, a spokesman with the department.Continue Reading »

Fire sprinklers prove effectiveness in high rise fire (Gainsville, FL)

A fire sprinkler contained the blaze that broke out in a high rise before firefighters arrived. “The importance of fire sprinklers in these buildings cannot be overstated, what was easily dealt with here today could have been a huge disaster without fire sprinklers and the rapid response from fire rescue,” Gainesville Fire Rescue District Chief Jeff Lane reported to The Gainesville Sun.Continue Reading »