Sprinkler system puts out fire in high school wood shop (Broadview Heights, OH)

The Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School will be closed Friday after a fire erupted in a wood shop class Thursday, according to the high school’s website.  Broadview Heights Fire Chief Jeffrey Hajek said that the fire broke out about 4:15 p.m.  The sprinkler system was activated and put out the fire. Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system douses fire at high school (Hitchcock, TX)

A Southeast Texas school has reopened a day after a clothes dryer fire sent smoke into the building and forced cancellation of classes. Authorities say the school’s sprinkler system helped douse the flames.  Hitchcock police say students and staff were evacuated, nobody was hurt and damage was limited to the dryer area.Continue Reading »

Suspicious apartment fire contained by sprinkler system (Manchester, CT)

According to a statement released by Manchester Fire Chief Robert Bycholski, residents in the complex reported a fire at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday morning.  Bycholski said the unit’s sprinkler system was able to contain the fire, and when firefighters began to search for any hidden embers or additional areas of fire they noticed what appeared to be several other attempts in the unit to start a fire and called police.Continue Reading »

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