Category Archives: Department Store

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 »

San Leandro, CA – Walmart fire contained with help from sprinkler system; No injuries

A two-alarm fire required the evacuation of the Walmart store on Davis Street on Saturday night, fire officials said.  Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said the store’s sprinkler system activated, and the entire store was evacuated. 

The fire broke out about 7:30 p.m.Continue Reading »

Houston, TX – Arson fire at HEB store controlled with help from sprinkler system

An HEB in southwest Houston will be closed indefinitely after a fire was started inside the grocery store Wednesday evening.  The fire erupted around 7:30pm at the store in off Beechnut and the Beltway.

According to fire officials at the scene, someone set fire to toilet paper in the back of the store.Continue Reading »

Tucson, AZ – Fire at Big Lots store kept in check by sprinkler system

The Tucson Fire Department credits a store’s sprinkler system with keeping a fire in check until crews arrived to put it out.  The department says firefighters responding to a water flow alarm at a BigLots store on South Harrison Road early Thursday morning found smoke coming from the rear of the building.Continue Reading »