Category Archives: Primary / Secondary School

Sprinkler system douses fire at high school (Hitchcock, TX)

A Southeast Texas school has reopened a day after a clothes dryer fire sent smoke into the building and forced cancellation of classes. Authorities say the school’s sprinkler system helped douse the flames.  Hitchcock police say students and staff were evacuated, nobody was hurt and damage was limited to the dryer area.Continue Reading »

Fire sprinklers control school fire (Des Moines, IA)

A fire that broke out in a high school art room was suppressed by the building’s fire sprinkler system. According to Pleasant Hill Fire Department Chief Reylon Meeks, the fire was mostly extinguished before before fire crews arrived. Associate Superintendent Joe Horton said of the fire sprinkler system, “The upside is no kids, nobody in the building, nobody got hurt.Continue Reading »

Classroom fire contained by sprinkler system at high school (El Paso, TX)

A Molotov cocktail or incendiary device was thrown through a window at El Dorado High School early Sunday morning. The School District said the device started a fire which triggered a sprinkler system. The classroom, which is used to teach English courses, should be cleaned up and operational by Wednesday.Continue Reading »

School fire extinguished by sprinkler system, students returned to class within the hour (Bracebridge, ON)

Students at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School were evacuated briefly this morning following a fire in the school’s woodworking shop. The fire was reported at 10 a.m., and was soon extinguished by the school sprinkler system. Students were evacuated as a precaution, but returned to class within the hour.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system puts out fire at middle school, 1,300 students and 80 staff evacuate safely (Temple, AZ)

A fire at Tempe’s Kyrene Middle School caused the evacuation of about 1,300 students and 80 staff members on Thursday morning. A teacher noticed smoke coming out of a classroom at the school moments before the sprinkler system was activated and the fire was put out.Continue Reading »