Sprinkler system contains apartment fire (Perryville, MD)

The quick containment of a Monday morning laundry room fire in a Perryville apartment building is evidence that sprinkler systems save lives, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The cause of the 5:30 a.m. fire is still under investigation, although it is not considered suspicious, said Deputy Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system controls fire in campus housing (Medford, MA)

At 2:30 p.m., a fire occurred in Sophia Gordon Hall. The fire started in a suite kitchen, setting off the fire alarm and turning on a fire sprinkler, which successfully contained the fire. The suite sustained minimal damage and no one was injured, according to Associate Director of Public Relations Alex Reid.Continue Reading »

“This was a case of a fire sprinkler system doing its job,” says Battalion Chief (Murrieta, CA)

A residential fire sprinkler system made quick work of a fire at a home in Murrieta Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire appeared to be the result of incense burning in the upstairs bedroom, Battalion Chief Steve Kean said. The resident advised Kean that he had been burning incense, but left the home for a short period of time before returning to discover the fire sprinklers had been activated.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler douses fire at small business (Fargo, ND)

A sprinkler system is getting credit for putting out a fire early today before it could cause significant damage to a Fargo business that makes building materials. Firefighters responded at 12:04 a.m. When crews arrived, they found that the sprinkler system had extinguished a fire in a room used for staining and spray-finishing wood products, Assistant Fire Chief Gary Lorenz stated in a news release.Continue Reading »

Fire suppressed by sprinklers at apartment building (Irvington, NY)

A fire in a multiple family dwelling was suppressed by the buildings fire suppression system. The fire, caused by mishandled oil from a candle, quickly ignited the contents in an apartments kitchen. Chief Ruffler said “this incident clearly shows how fire suppression systems really help save lives and property.Continue Reading »

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