Stamford, CT – Apartment kitchen fire extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries to occupants

A late morning fire in downtown damaged an apartment on Clinton Avenue, according to fire officials.  A post on the Stamford Fire Department web site stated that, at 11:40 a.m., the city’s 9-1-1 center received an automatic fire alarm for 40 Clinton Ave., a downtown high rise apartment building. Continue Reading »

Redding, CA – Fire at solid waste facility extinguished with help from sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Redding firefighters went to the city’s solid waste facility Saturday morning to extinguish a fire that was traced to some sort of hazardous material someone had recently dumped.  A city of Redding employee was operating a dump loader that came into contact with the “unknown material” that someone had recently dropped off, the fire department said. Continue Reading »

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 handler reportedly overheated and caught fire.  Officials said the fire was contained and a sprinkler located in the air duct extinguished it. Continue Reading »

Amarillo, TX – Sprinkler system activates in apartment dryer fire helping to contain it to laundry area

The Amarillo Fire Department battled a structure fire early Thursday morning at the Cypress Creek Apartments that was caused by a lint trap and vent in a dryer.  According to AFD, at about 6:45 a.m., Amarillo Fire Dispatch received a report of a possible structure fire at the apartments at 527 Jason Avenue.Continue Reading »

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