Category Archives: College/University (on campus)

Fire extinguished at suspected arson incidents on college campus (Chestnut Hill, MA)

Three fires were set in classrooms on Boston College over the weekend, and fire sprinklers put out the flames in each incident. Police are looking for a suspect in these cases. No injuries were reported.

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Fire extinguished by sprinklers on college campus (Sherman, TX)

A fire began on Friday, November 1, inside a college laboratory at about 10 p.m. The building’s fire sprinkler activated and eliminated the flames by the time firefighters arrived to the scene. No one was reported injured in the incident, and classes in the building will resume as normal on Monday, November 4.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system suppresses late night fire at University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

A fire erupted in the third floor of the University of Virginia’s Wilsdorf Hall on Tuesday, October 8. The late night fire was contained by the building’s fire sprinklers until fire crews arrived to eliminate it completely. Occupants of the science building were able to evacuate safely, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.Continue Reading »