A sprinkler inside a garage and firefighters quick response helped keep a vehicle fire from spreading beyond the garage Thursday morning. According to the Redding Fire Department, firefighters responded to a vehicle fire that was spreading into the garage of a home located at 2991 Sinaloa Trail off Hartnell Avenue around 4:40 a.m. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a vehicle fully involved in the driveway of the home and the flames were moving to the garage of the home.
A sprinkler inside the garage along with firefighters aggressive firefighting got the fire under control in about 10 minutes and prevented the flames from moving into the living quarters of the home. Officials said the home sustained moderate damage and the cause is still under investigation. Redding Fire officials would like to use this as an example of how effective residential fire sprinklers can be to minimize damage but more importantly, save lives.