Category Archives: Residential High Rise

Chicago, IL – Fire in 24-story high rise condominium tower contained by sprinkler system

On the night of February 23, a fire was contained to a single condo unit by a fire sprinkler system on the 14th floor of the Erie on the Park high-rise in Chicago. The information was obtained through an email sent to the residents by the property manager of the 24-story, 125-unit condo building at 510 West Erie Street.Continue Reading »

Silver Spring, MD – Residential high-rise fire contained by sprinkler system

A residential apartment fire at 1220 East West Highway was contained by a sprinkler system on Dec. 29 in Silver Spring.

That’s the word from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer who said the fire in a 7th floor apartment of the 16-story building caused an estimated $5,000 in damage.Continue Reading »

Kitchen fire at senior high-rise apartment building suppressed with help from sprinkler system (Owensboro, KY)

The call that every Owensboro firefighter fears came in at 12:07 a.m. Saturday: A fire on the 16th floor of Roosevelt House I, 2920 Yale Place.  “It was a kitchen fire,” Chief Steve Mitchell said later Saturday. “The sprinkler system had been activated, and we were able to knock the fire down fairly quickly.”  But more than 200 senior citizens live in the 18-story building, Owensboro’s tallest, and the 911 system was flooded with calls from people needing help evacuating the building, Mitchell said. Continue Reading »

High rise apartment fire put out by sprinkler system (Hinsdale, IL)

Fire sprinklers helped to save residents of a 17-story apartment building from injury on Tuesday evening. A fire began in the kitchen of one of the residences on the sixth floor, and the occupants escaped without injury. Several surrounding fire crews responded to the fire to find that a single fire sprinkler had put out the fire.Continue Reading »

Sprinklers save lives and property at high rise housing facility (New Bedford, MA)

At about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, a fire broke out on the ninth floor of a housing complex which houses mostly elderly or disabled tenants. The fire was quickly extinguished by the facility’s fire sprinkler system, and there were no reported injuries.Continue Reading »

Fire sprinklers limit fire damage in high rise fire (Mt. Prospect, IL)

Fire sprinklers extinguished a fire that began in a high rise apartment the morning of Sunday, March 2. Just before 2 a.m., fire crews responded to a fire alarm activation at the building, and when they arrived, they found that the fire, which had begun in the laundry room, had already been extinguished by the fire sprinkler in the room.Continue Reading »