Many residents of the Laurel Lakes Rehabilitation and Wellness Center have fire crews to thank for a swift response to a blaze that caused heavy smoke in the building.
According to Franklin Fire Company, the incident happened in the building at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday.
Due to the fast response and readiness of the team, officials say the fire was contained to a commercial dryer in a utility room, which was the root of the flames.
A firefighter with the station even captured the ordeal from his perspective on camera:
Luckily, authorities say they were able to quickly “isolate gas and electric at the dryer and shut down the sprinkler system to the affected area.”
Crews say they worked with nursing staff to make sure all residents were able to safely remain inside the building during the situation.
No one was injured in the fire.
Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported apartment fire at the Mary Walker Towers at 2505 Market Street at 3:35PM on Saturday.
No injuries were reported.
The fire was located in the kitchen of the affected apartment and was extinguished by the sprinkler system.
Several apartment units received water damage.
The Chattanooga Housing Authority is assisting the residents affected.
The Davenport Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out in a commercial building Monday.
Davenport firefighters responded at 1:27 p.m. to the 2600 block of Research Parkway.
The caller was an employee of the business who said a semi-trailer was on fire inside the building, fire officials said.
Firefighters noted heavy smoke coming from several overhead doors in the large commercial building.
Crews got the fire under control in about 15 minutes and stayed on the scene for a couple of hours to shut down the sprinkler system and remove smoke from the building, fire officials said.
A large portion of the building sustained heavy heat, smoke, and water damage. The building was open for business at the time of the fire but all occupants made it out safely before the fire department arrived, fire officials said.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A fire forced residents out of a Virginia Beach apartment building on the afternoon of Sunday, April 2.
According to a spokesperson for the Virginia Beach Fire Dept., crews responded just before 2:00 p.m. Sunday to the Crescent Square Apartments on Diamond Springs Road.
Fire officials told News 3 no injuries were reported.
Fire crews said the fire is believed to be accidental and started in a kitchen.
Crews added a sprinkler system activation kept the fire contained, but power was turned off for the building as the electrical system has to be inspected by electricians.
The fire department says 72 people were temporarily displaced due to no power in the building. Residents will be able to return to the building once electrical is approved.
Additionally, the department says 20 of the units were impacted by water damage. Those who reside in the 20 water damaged units will be unable to return immediately.
A water sprinkler doused a fire Friday afternoon at an eight-story building in downtown Fresno.
The Fresno Fire Department responded to the fire at 4:45 p.m. at Fulton and Amador streets with reports of a fire that started on the balcony, spokesman Jonathan Lopez said.
The sprinkler system had already extinguished the fire when crews arrived.
No one was displaced.
Lopez credited the Silvercrest Retirement Residence management for helping fire crews get to where the fire started and stressed the importance of having a working sprinkling system.
”This incident really highlights the importance of not having working smoke detectors, but especially in buildings like this working fire suppression,” he said. ”Sprinklers and self-closing doors really minimize the potential disaster that could happen in a high-rise building without these fire protection features.”
Five engines and two ladder trucks responded to the commercial fire.
Margaret B. Rost School will not be open Wednesday after a refrigerator fire resulted in extensive damage.
Fire crews were dispatched to the school on Bridgetown Road Wednesday afternoon for a fire alarm activation. When they arrived, Green Township Fire Chief Scott Souders said they found a fridge inside that had caught fire.
The fire had already been put out thanks to the school’s sprinkler system, but Souders said the system caused water damage throughout the building. The fire also resulted in a large amount of smoke, which crews were trying to clear from the school.
A spokesperson for the school said classes are canceled Wednesday — noting they hope to be back Thursday but do not yet know the extent of the damage.
“I would assume at this point it’s not going to be able to be occupied anytime in the next day or two,” Souders said at the scene.
A remediation crew has been called to the school.
Officials said the school was unoccupied when the fire occurred. It doesn’t appear suspicious at this time, but an investigation is underway.
Margaret B. Rost is a school operated by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. It focuses on individualized instruction for students with significant disabilities.
A vehicle fire inside the covered section of the Central 70 project in Denver Saturday forced the closure of westbound Interstate 70.
All lanes were reponed to traffic about a half-hour after the fire, which was first reported at 3:25 p.m. The closure caused traffic to back up in the area.
There were no reports of injuries and there was no damage done to the structure.
The 1,000-foot covered structure was completed last year and is part of the Central 70 project.
The tunnel is equipped with fans to pump out the exhaust and a sprinkler system to mitigate fires. And CDOT spokesperson Stacia Sellers said the system “worked as intended.”
“At 15:21 flames became visible from the car. 15:22 Fire Detection Activated and Jet Fans kicked in. At 15:23 the deluge system for zone 7 was activated and Denver Fire Department notified. 15:25 deluge was at full open position and suppressed the fire,” Sellers wrote in an email to Denver7.
One resident was displaced by a fire Friday at Petaluma People’s Village, a community of 25 tiny homes for the unsheltered.
Firefighters were dispatched at 4:09 p.m. Friday to a report of a structure fire at the tiny home community located behind the Mary Isaak Center, 900 Hopper St., according to the Petaluma Fire Department.
Firefighters found smoke coming from one of the units, along with the fire bell sounding and the fire sprinkler system activated in one unit, Petaluma Fire Marshal Jessica Power said in a news release.
A smoldering fire was found inside the unit but was mostly extinguished due to the sprinkler system activation, Power said.
Firefighters extinguished the remaining fire and searched for victims.
A single resident escaped the fire in the unit without injury.
There were no injuries to firefighters.
The Petaluma Building Department and PG&E responded to evaluate the next steps for making the unit inhabitable again.
“During the planning and construction of People’s Village many important safety features, including an automatic fire sprinkler system and alarms were included,” Power said. “As intended and designed, in this incident the sprinkler system and corresponding alarm bell notified the residents and gave them time to evacuate safely, kept damage to that unit at a minimum, and prevented fire damage to other units, saving vital housing for some of those most vulnerable.”
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday.