Fire sprinkler system saves residents at off-campus apartment (Eugene, OR)

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but the fire was quickly put out by the sprinkler system. Resident’s were evacuated as a precaution and later were able to return to their homes. The fire comes on what is almost the year anniversiry of a fire that broke out at Courtside’s sister complex, Skybox.Continue Reading »

Single sprinkler head extinguishes apartment fire (Tinley Park, IL)

*** FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED – NO MEDIA COVERAGE *** NAME OF OCCUPANCY: Edgewater Walk Apartments TYPE OF OCCUPANCY: Multi-Family Residetial (24-units) NUMBER & TYPE OF SPRINKLER HEADS ACTIVATED: One; Residential sidewall REASON FOR ACTIVATION: Stove fire FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ACTIVATION: Unattended cooking No injuries reported and no residents were displaced.… Continue Reading »

Sprinkler puts out home fire caused by unattended candles (Ventura, CA)

First arriving units reported light smoke in the structure. Further investigation revealed an activated fire sprinkler system had extinguished the fire. The fire, which had originated on a fireplace mantel, appeared to have been started by unattended candles. No injuries to Firefighters or residents were reported as a result of this incident.Continue Reading »

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