Charlottesville, VA – Fire at off-campus apartment building extinguished by sprinkler system

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018, at 5:28pm the Charlottesville Fire Department responded for an alarm activation at The Standard located at 853 West Main Street. The first unit was on scene in 4 minutes and 32 seconds. During the initial investigation crews discovered smoke on the 5th floor and water coming from sprinkler heads that had been activated.Continue Reading »

Baton Rouge, LA – Mall fire extinguished with help from sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Aurora, IL – Warehouse fire kept in check by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Aurora firefighters responded to a piece of equipment that was on fire in a warehouse near Interstate 88 and the Aurora outlet mall.

Firefighters found a large one-story warehouse filled with smoke around 1:49 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Corporate Boulevard, officials said in a news release.Continue Reading »

Spartanburg, SC – Cooking fire at senior living facility extinguished by sprinkler system

A Spartanburg senior living facility was evacuated after a cooking fire spread smoke through the hallways.

The fire happened shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday at Pacifica Senior Living on Skylyn Drive. 

Firefighters said the fire started after a resident fell asleep while cooking.Continue Reading »

Finksburg, MD – Single-family house fire quickly controlled with help from sprinkler system; No injuries reported

A fire in the 1900 block of Old Westminster Pike in Finksburg was put under control quickly Friday morning. A call went out at 9:44 a.m for a fire at a single-family dwelling. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, but a $15,000 loss to the structure and contents was estimated, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.   Continue Reading »

Houma, LA – Nursing home fire caused by lightning strike controlled by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Several residents were evacuated Saturday night after lightning ignited a fire in a Houma nursing home, authorities said.  Around 5:45 p.m. lightning struck the Maison De’ville Nursing Home at 107 S. Hollywood Road, sparking a fire in the attic, Bayou Cane Fire Chief Ken Himel said.Continue Reading »

Fayetteville, NC – Single sprinkler extinguishes apartment kitchen fire; No injuries reported and no one displaced

Two units in the Cliff Creek Apartments off Cliffdale Road were damaged by water Friday after a pan caught fire and set off the sprinkler system, according to the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department.  The fire at 731 C.L. Tart Circle was reported at 5:45 p.m. Continue Reading »

Allentown, PA – Sprinkler system knocks down pretzel oven fire at Coca-Cola Park

Allentown firefighters were dispatched to Coca-Cola Park on the city’s East Side on Wednesday evening on a report of a smoky fire touched off by a pretzel oven that was left unattended.

As firetrucks arrived about 6:10 p.m., the smoke was thick but the fire was out, fire officials said.Continue Reading »

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