Category Archives: Storage / Warehouse

Fresno, CA – Sprinkler system helps suppress blaze at Salvation Army warehouse

A fire at a Salvation Army warehouse near downtown Fresno early Thursday morning burned some boxes of donated items but was largely extinguished by the building’s fire sprinkler system.

Heavy smoke, apparently from burning cardboard boxes, was reported inside the building in the fire reported around 5 a.m.Continue Reading »

Ontelaunee, PA – Sprinkler system keeps fire in Ashley Furniture warehouse from spreading

A two-alarm fire occurred last Thursday night at a warehouse for Ashley Furniture in Ontelaunee Township .  Crews were dispatched about 7:20 p.m. to the first block of Ashley Way for the report of an automatic fire alarm.  Leesport Fire Chief Kenneth Quell said employees were evacuating the large building when firefighters arrived and were directed to an area where they were told that the sprinkler system had been activated.… Continue Reading »

Fort Wayne, IN – Warehouse fire held in check by sprinkler system; Firefighters extinguish flames

An employee arriving to work at a warehouse discovered a fire inside the building this morning. Firefighters were called to Heavy Duty Manufacturing at 4317 Clubview Drive, west of Engle Road, just before 6 a.m. Crews found the sprinkler system was holding the fire in check in the warehouse area of the building, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said.Continue Reading »

Winston-Salem, NC – Fire crews credit sprinkler system with containing warehouse fire

A warehouse in Winston-Salem caught fire on Tuesday, but nobody was hurt.  Crews were called to a Waste Management facility at 280 Business Park Drive shortly after 6 p.m., according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department.  Thirty-one firefighters had the fire under control in about 35 minutes.Continue Reading »

Montreal, QC, Canada – Sprinklers help protect warehouse from suspicious fire

The arson squad is investigating what is being described as a suspicious fire in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.

The fire started inside a storage warehouse business located on Pontgravé Street, near Laurentien Boulevard at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Police said the fire triggered an alarm which alerted firefighters and activated the sprinkler system.Continue Reading »