Fire at U.S. State Department daycare building extinguished by sprinkler system (Washington, DC)

A fire hit the State Department building that houses the day care center early Tuesday morning, but no injuries were reported. A State Department official told The Cable that the cause of the fire appeared to be electrical, and the sprinkler system extinguished it.Continue Reading »

Hotel fire extinguished by sprinkler system (Las Vegas, NV)

Sprinklers had completely doused the fire just inside the door, fire spokesman Tim Szymanski said, and firefighters never used hoses. Ground-floor casino play was not interrupted. But about 60 people evacuated the 21st floor, and nine more left suites on the top floor of the newest tower in the hotel, Golden Nugget spokeswoman Amy Chasey said.Continue Reading »

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