A warehouse where tires are melted had a fire break out in one of the machines. The sprinkler system helped to suppress the fire until fire crews arrived, and no one was reported injured in the incident.… Continue Reading »
Fire sprinklers kept a kitchen fire in an upper level apartment from spreading to other apartments. By the time fire crews arrived, most of the fire was eliminated.
Deputy Fire Marshal John Yacovino reported that the fire could have been much worse if fire sprinklers had not been present.… Continue Reading »
Fire crews arrived to an early afternoon fire that began in a paint booth of an automotive repair shop. The shop’s fire sprinkler system doused the flames, and no injuries were reported.
“This is a good example of what sprinklers do,” Hoover fire Executive Officer Rusty Lowe said.… Continue Reading »
A fire that broke out in a garage of a townhouse was quickly extinguished by the home’s fire sprinkler system. The home, which is connected to several other town homes, sustained minimal fire damage.
In a release, the fire department stated, “The presence of an automatic fire sprinkler system in this home prevented a fire in an unattended home from growing larger and causing severe damage to the owner’s home as well as the neighbors’ homes within the building.”… Continue Reading »
Kent firefighters rescued a woman following an apartment fire at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 24000 block of 104th Avenue Southeast. The fire was controlled by a sprinkler system which had been retrofitted into the building approximately five years ago. When they entered the apartment, they found the occupant unable to escape on her own.… Continue Reading »