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Cambridge, MA – Sprinkler system activates in laboratory fire at MIT; No injuries reported

A small explosion in a basement lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prompted a large emergency response last Thursday morning, officials said. The explosion went off at 25 Ames St. … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Cambridge, MA – Sprinkler system activates in laboratory fire at MIT; No injuries reported”

Westmont, IL – Sprinkler system activated for fire at school bus depot

A bus depot caught fire in Westmont after a worker used a torch that accidentally ignited a seat on a school bus Wednesday. Firefighters rushed to First Student Bus Company at 250 … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Westmont, IL – Sprinkler system activated for fire at school bus depot”

Hurley, VA – Laundry fire at elementary school contained with help from sprinkler systems

Students were evacuated out of Hurley Elementary School on Thursday afternoon following a fire that investigators said started in the school's gym area. Knox Creek Volunteer Fire Department spokesperson Wayne Horne … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Hurley, VA – Laundry fire at elementary school contained with help from sprinkler systems”

Merion, PA – Overnight fire in on-campus student apartment suppressed by sprinkler system

An apartment fire broke out on November 30, 2018, on the St. Joseph’s University campus at 701 City Avenue. The Fire started shortly before 12:40 AM while many students in the … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Merion, PA – Overnight fire in on-campus student apartment suppressed by sprinkler system”

Milton, WA – Boiler room fire at middle school suppressed by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Classes and all school-related activities are canceled at Surprise Lake Middle School in Milton on Tuesday after a fire in the boiler-room area damaged one of the school’s buildings.  The school’s sprinkler system quickly … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Milton, WA – Boiler room fire at middle school suppressed by sprinkler system; No injuries reported”

Oxford, OH – Car fire doused by garage sprinkler system at Miami University

A car caught fire in Miami University’s North Garage near Farmer School of Business on Friday morning just before 10 a.m.

Haolin Xi, a sophomore Japanese major, noticed smoke coming from the hood of … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Oxford, OH – Car fire doused by garage sprinkler system at Miami University”

College Hill, OH – Duct fire in air handling system at elementary school extinguished by sprinkler system; School in session next morning

A College Hill school suffered minor smoke and water damage after a fire Tuesday night.  Crews were called to Pleasant Hill Academy on W. North Bend Road just before 10 p.m. after an air … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “College Hill, OH – Duct fire in air handling system at elementary school extinguished by sprinkler system; School in session next morning”

Victoria, BC, Canada – Sprinkler system activated for arson fire at Camosun College

A 30-year-old Victoria man was arrested and could face charges after he was believed to have sparked fires at Camosun’s Interurban Campus and at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence early Sunday morning.

The incident … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Victoria, BC, Canada – Sprinkler system activated for arson fire at Camosun College”

New Haven, CT – Sprinkler system activated for dining hall fire at Yale University

A fire broke out in the the Pauli Murray College dining hall kitchen at around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, forcing diners and staff to evacuate and the dining hall to close temporarily.

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