Category Archives: Warehouse

Fort Worth, TX – No injuries as sprinkler system helps extinguish intentionally-set fire at Walmart distribution center

The Fort Worth Fire Department said a fire at the Walmart Distribution Center on Westport Parkway Friday morning appears to have been intentionally set and is under investigation.

The fire started around 11:10 a.m.The fire department said employees were evacuated as smoke was coming from the building and water was coming out of the sprinkler system.Continue Reading »

Orlando, FL – Fire at CVS warehouse contained with help from sprinkler system

A fire at the CVS Pharmacy warehouse in south Orange County caused evacuation of the building. But the company said the incident won’t have much impact on supplying the many drug stores in the region.

Orange County Fire Rescue responded to the large warehouse at 8201 Chancellor Drive, around 4:15 p.m.Continue Reading »

Weaverville, NC – Warehouse fire contained by quick response of sprinkler system; firefighters

Fire officials are trying to determine what caused a fire to break out at the Thermo Fisher warehouse near Weaverville.  Crews were dispatched to the scene around 1 p.m. Wednesday.  The chief credits the warehouse’s sprinkler system and fire crew’s quick response for the minimal damage to the building. Continue Reading »

Assonet, MA – Sprinkler systems help keep fire at distribution center from spreading

A late afternoon tractor trailer fire at the Stop & Shop Distribution Center Sunday temporarily ceased operations, but no injuries were reported, officials said. At about 3:53 p.m., the Freetown Fire Department was notified of an automatic fire alarm activation at the Stop & Shop Distribution Center at 136 South Main St.Continue Reading »

Oakland, CA – Warehouse fire at leather company stopped by sprinkler system

A fire at a leather company warehouse in East Oakland Friday morning was almost extinguished when firefighters arrived on the scene, thanks to the building’s sprinkler system, authorities said. Some wooden pallets and debris were the only items burned in the blaze, the cause of which is under investigation. Continue Reading »

Omaha, NE – Sprinkler system extinguishes overnight fire at furniture warehouse

Omaha firefighters found lots of smoke Friday morning while investigating reports of a fire inside a furniture warehouse.

An alarm company alerted the fire department to the situation around 2:30 a.m., said firefighters, letting crews know an alarm was going off inside a building near 31st and Spaulding streets.Continue Reading »

Genoa Twp, MI – Lithium-ion battery fire at UPS distribution center controlled with help from sprinklers; Firefighters extinguish

Spontaneous combustion of lithium-ion batteries is the cause of fire damage at the Genoa Township UPS Distribution Center, a fire official said Monday. Deputy Chief Mike Evans of the Brighton Area Fire Department said firefighters responded around 5:50 a.m. Friday to the UPS center at 1212 Fendt Drive, off Grand Oaks Drive, to find “heavy smoke” billowing from the building.Continue Reading »