Treasure Island, FL – Sprinkler system activated for kitchen fire at restaurant

Treasure Island Fire Rescue responded to a small fire in the kitchen at Sea Dogs Brewing Company, 9610 Gulf Blvd, shortly before noon on Friday.

Officials say the fire was contained with the help of a sprinkler system inside the kitchen.

One employee received minor injuries related to smoke inhalation. The business will be closed for the remainder of the day.

TIFR is working with the restaurant to assist them in opening back up on Saturday.

Chambersburg, PA – Sprinkler system activated for fire at rehabilitation and wellness center; No injuries reported

Many residents of the Laurel Lakes Rehabilitation and Wellness Center have fire crews to thank for a swift response to a blaze that caused heavy smoke in the building.

According to Franklin Fire Company, the incident happened in the building at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday.

Due to the fast response and readiness of the team, officials say the fire was contained to a commercial dryer in a utility room, which was the root of the flames.

A firefighter with the station even captured the ordeal from his perspective on camera:

Luckily, authorities say they were able to quickly “isolate gas and electric at the dryer and shut down the sprinkler system to the affected area.”

Crews say they worked with nursing staff to make sure all residents were able to safely remain inside the building during the situation.

No one was injured in the fire.

Bend, OR – Sprinkler system activated for structure fire at clubhouse; No injuries reported

At approximately 5:30pm Friday Redmond Fire & Rescue was notified of a possible structure fire at 65765 Pronghorn Club Dr. Before the arrival of fire crews, onsite staff quickly evacuated the building of guests. As fire crews arrived there was visible smoke coming from the roof of the building. Fire crews made a quick attack on the fire but had to quickly evacuate the building due to the collapse of a chimney onto the roof and fire extending into void areas. The buildings fire sprinkler system was able to help keep the fire in check under fire crews were able to access the void areas in the roof.

Fire investigators late Friday were on scene conducting interviews and analyzing the fire to determine a cause.

Redmond Fire & Rescue was assisted by Bend Fire & Rescue, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Sunriver Fire & Rescue.


Honolulu, HI – Fire at sixth-floor apartment unit extinguished by sprinkler system

On Saturday, April 22, the Honolulu Fire Department said they responded to a 911 call at 8:14 p.m.

The call indicated that there was a building fire at the location of the Country Club Village complex in the Moanalua area.

When fire personnel arrived on the scene at 8:18 p.m., they discovered water flowing out from a sixth-floor apartment of a 30-story building.

HPD personnel noticed that while the water was running out of the apartment, there did not seem to be fire or smoke emanating from the building.

Fire personnel made their way to the sixth-floor apartment. When they identified which apartment, they were able to gain access.

HPD confirmed that there were no occupants and proceeded to locate the fire.

However, what they found was not a fire because the sprinkler system had fully extinguished the fire prior to their arrival, according to HPD.

A portion of the fire personnel crew dispatched to cover the fire remained on the scene to secure the sprinklers and prevent more water from flowing into the apartment and the building.

Fire personnel also went the extra mile to assist with removing water from the building so that residents could return to their homes.

HPD did report that the elevator shaft became flooded due to the sprinkler system’s response to the fire, and the building was without elevator car service until the elevator company can repair the water damage and place them back into service.

HPD reported that they closed this case by 11:45 p.m.

HFD fully endorses the use of fire sprinklers to help mitigate the damages that fires can cause, and they have provided a few safety tips to help protect you and your family from a fire.

Ensure that your home has an adequate number of smoke alarms. These are essential for early warning detection of smoke related to fires. Having a warning system is the best way to increase the chances that you and your family have enough time to evacuate.

The HFD link for information on smoke alarms provides detailed information on how to maximize your smoke alarms.

The informational site also provides details on the various types of smoke alarms and the different ways to use them.

Woodbridge, IL – Sprinkler system contains kitchen fire at nursing home; No injuries reported

A sprinkler system helped keep a fire contained to a kitchen inside a Woodridge nursing home Tuesday night, authorities said.

The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District was notified of the blaze at about 9:15 p.m. after a fire alarm went off at the Cedarhurst senior living community along 75th Street. Responding firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions in the kitchen area.

Investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the fire, but the cause appears accidental, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Demas said Wednesday.

The building’s sprinkler system held the fire to the kitchen. Firefighters used a hose line to extinguish the blaze within a few minutes.

“We did have smoke spread, but it could have been a significant issue for us given the age demographic” of the building’s residents, Demas said.

Officials estimate the fire caused about $100,000 in damage, Demas said.

“Installed sprinkler systems are the most effective tool in our toolbox, as it relates to community risk reduction efforts,” Fire Chief Keith Krestan said in a statement.

Due to the smoke, residents were temporarily relocated to other areas of the building. No injuries were reported.

Crews from the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District as well as the Westmont and Downers Grove fire departments assisted Lisle-Woodridge firefighters.

Chattanooga, TN – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at apartment complex; No injuries reported

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported apartment fire at the Mary Walker Towers at 2505 Market Street at 3:35PM on Saturday.

No injuries were reported.

The fire was located in the kitchen of the affected apartment and was extinguished by the sprinkler system.

Several apartment units received water damage.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority is assisting the residents affected.

Davenport, IA – Sprinkler system activated for fire in commercial building; No injuries reported

The Davenport Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out in a commercial building Monday.

Davenport firefighters responded at 1:27 p.m. to the 2600 block of Research Parkway.

The caller was an employee of the business who said a semi-trailer was on fire inside the building, fire officials said.

Firefighters noted heavy smoke coming from several overhead doors in the large commercial building.

Crews got the fire under control in about 15 minutes and stayed on the scene for a couple of hours to shut down the sprinkler system and remove smoke from the building, fire officials said.

A large portion of the building sustained heavy heat, smoke, and water damage. The building was open for business at the time of the fire but all occupants made it out safely before the fire department arrived, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Oshkosh, WI – Sprinkler system controls fire at restaurant; No injuries reported

Oshkosh firefighters said a fire at a restaurant was caused by “the spontaneous combustion of deep-fried tempura flakes.”

On Monday at 5:49 a.m., the Oshkosh Fire Department responded to a water flow alarm at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse, located at 330 North Koeller Street in Oshkosh.

Engine 16 and Ladder 15 responded initially and upgraded the alarm to a structure fire response after seeing smoke coming from the building. The fire activated the fire sprinkler system which controlled the fire until it could be fully extinguished.

“The fire was caused by the spontaneous combustion of deep-fried tempura flakes,” the Oshkosh Fire Department said in a news release.

No injuries were reported.

Brevard, NC – Sprinkler system activated for kitchen fire at retirement community; No injuries reported

The Brevard City Fire Department said crews responded to a kitchen fire at the College Walk Retirement Community early Sunday morning.

Officials said crews responded to the scene along N. College Row shortly after Midnight.

According to officials, when crews arrived, they noticed smoke from the kitchen, so they activated the sprinkler system, which contained the flames, and helped firefighters extinguish them. Thankfully, officials reported that no injuries were reported following the incident.

The Transylvania County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

Chaska, MN – Sprinkler system activated for fire at high school; No injuries reported

The sprinklers triggered a water flow alarm and the alarm company called the Chaska Fire Department.

“Thanks to the sprinkler system and the fast response of the fire department the fire was put out quickly,” a Facebook post from Eastern Carver County Schools stated. “We are grateful for their support. No one was harmed but staff are working to assess damage.”

Most of the damage from the incident was from the water, according to Celi Haga, the district’s director of communications and community engagement.

Haga said that the school would “be ready to welcome back students and staff on Monday.”

Chaska’s Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Gravalin said that the fire was “nothing major because of the sprinklers. It was controlled. But without the sprinklers he said it “could have been catastrophic, so definitely very lucky to have the sprinkler system.”

Gravalin said that the insurance company is investigating the other lights in the building. “The message from us was to make sure that they have somebody take a look at it,” he added.

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