Category Archives: Department Store

Fresno, CA – Elevator machine room fire at J.C. Penney store held in check by sprinkler system

The J.C. Penney store at Fashion Fair Mall closed for business Sunday after an electrical fire prompted its evacuation.  Firefighters got to the store at 11:15 a.m. after smoke started flooding the area inside, Fresno Fire Capt. Brian Price said.

The damage was contained to the elevator equipment room where there was wire damage, Price said, and the sprinkler system already had the fire “in check.”

The fire was put out, and fire personnel worked on getting the system back in working order.Continue Reading »

Shelby Township, MI – Sprinkler system assists firefighters in containing storage closet fire at Kohl’s store; No injuries

A fire inside a Kohl’s storage room early Wednesday afternoon prompted an evacuation and caused extensive smoke damage to the store and merchandise, according to the fire department. The fire ignited just before 1 p.m. inside a supply room at the back of Kohl’s at 25 Mile and Van Dyke, Fire Chief Jim Swinkowski said.Continue Reading »

Hixson, TN – Fire at Kmart store contained to printing room by sprinkler system

Firefighters battled a small fire at a Kmart in Hixson Sunday.  When firefighters got to the store on Highway 153, they noticed smoke coming from the right, front portion of the building that is used as a printing room.

The fire was contained to the printing room and officials say the sprinkler system inside help keep the fire under control.Continue Reading »

Bedford, IN – Sprinkler system helps protect Farm and Home store from fire damage

Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at Orscheln Farm and Home on Ind. 37 within minutes of arriving Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters from Marion, Shawswick and Oolitic Volunteer Fire Departments were called to the business at 1:31 p.m.

According to Marion VFD Chief Jason Zeeks, the fire started outside on the south side of the building after some paper on plastic stock tanks for water caught on fire.Continue Reading »

Manhasset, NY – Fire in freight elevator at Macy’s department store controlled with help from sprinkler system

A fire broke out in a freight elevator at the Macy’s department store in Manhasset last Sunday morning. Manhasset-Lakeville officials said they were able to contain the fire using the building’s sprinkler system.

Several Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department companies as well as the Port Washington Fire Department’s FAST rescue and rehabilitation unit and Nassau County Police were dispatched to the site around 10:30 a.m.Continue Reading »

Capitol Heights, MD – Sprinkler system helps extinguish potential arson fire at Family Dollar store

Prince George’s County authorities are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying a man they believed started a fire in a local Family Dollar store.  The fire occurred at 1:23 p.m. Saturday in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Onlookers say they saw a man set combustible materials on fire to cover up a theft.Continue Reading »