Printing business fire contained thanks to sprinkler system (Lake Zurich, IL)

The owner of a Lake Zurich company was able to escape his business as it filled with smoke due to a machine fire Thursday afternoon, officials said. The fire started in a laser printing machine inside the business at 75 Oakwood Road at about 3:35 p.m., and was contained to the machine thanks to a sprinkler system, said Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Wheelock.Continue Reading »

Country club fire controlled by sprinkler system (Chesterfield, MO)

The fire sprinklers in the building turned on in the smoke and fire, and controlled the blaze until firefighters took over. “This could have been quite a catastrophe had the fire alarm system not activated, and had the sprinkler system not controlled the fire until our arrival,” said Monarch Fire Marshal Roger Herin.Continue Reading »

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