Category Archives: Nursing Home/Senior Living

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Sprinkler system helps save lives in nursing home fire; No injuries reported

Dozens of properties in downtown Wilkes-Barre lost power Friday morning, including a long-term care facility where a fire broke out. Fire crews responded to St. Luke’s Villa at 80 E. Northampton St. around 12:20 p.m. for a fire in an elevator shaft around the same time as other downtown properties lost power.  Continue Reading »

Roanoke, VA – Late night fire at assisted living facility contained by single sprinkler; No injuries reported

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to a commercial fire alarm activation Wednesday morning.  Authorities say it happened around 2:05 a.m. on the 6900 block of Williamson Road, at North Roanoke Assisted Living.  Upon arrival, crews found light smoke and one fire sprinkler device that had activated.  Continue Reading »

Gloverville, SC – Sprinkler system helps extinguish fire at senior living facility

It was a long morning for the people living at the Village at Horse Creek.

Captain Harold Cain at the Langley Fire Department responded to the call he said, “When we got there we had people upstairs and there was smoke coming from the room, dispatch let us know one of the residents said there was smoke coming from that room.”

The Langley Fire Department says one elderly man caused the fire around three-thirty this morning.Continue Reading »

Norfolk, VA – Sprinker system puts out fire at nursing center before fire crews arrive

A small fire broke out at Sentara Nursing Center Saturday evening. 

The fire started in a laundry room area at the center, located at 249 S. Newtown Rd.It was put out by a sprinkler system before fire crews arrived on scene, said Joe Milligan, Norfolk Fire-Rescue battalion chief.Continue Reading »

Greenville, OH – Sprinkler system keeps flames from spreading in retirement home fire

Authorities say a sprinkler system helped prevent flames from reaching the living quarters during a garage fire at the Brethren Retirement Community’s Chestnut Village Monday night.

The fire departments from Greenville City, Greenville Township and New Madison responded to the structure fire 9:20 p.m.… Continue Reading »

Nashua, NH – Middle of night nursing home fire contained by sprinkler system

A fire at the Courville Nursing Home early Sunday sent one person to the hospital and forced more than 50 patients to be relocated to another facility, authorities said. One person was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for evaluation and possible smoke inhalation, according to the fire department.Continue Reading »