Tag Archives: Afternoon (12pm-6pm)

Residential fire sprinklers make the difference in house fire (Tucson, AZ)

A Tucson family’s home was saved after their fire sprinkler system extinguished a fire. Drexel Heights Fire responded to the house fire around 3 Saturday afternoon. According to Tracy Koslowski with Drexel Heights Fire, the homeowners called 9-1-1 after finding their fire sprinkler system had extinguished the fire while they were away from the house.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system controls fire in campus housing (Medford, MA)

At 2:30 p.m., a fire occurred in Sophia Gordon Hall. The fire started in a suite kitchen, setting off the fire alarm and turning on a fire sprinkler, which successfully contained the fire. The suite sustained minimal damage and no one was injured, according to Associate Director of Public Relations Alex Reid.Continue Reading »

“This was a case of a fire sprinkler system doing its job,” says Battalion Chief (Murrieta, CA)

A residential fire sprinkler system made quick work of a fire at a home in Murrieta Saturday afternoon. The cause of the fire appeared to be the result of incense burning in the upstairs bedroom, Battalion Chief Steve Kean said. The resident advised Kean that he had been burning incense, but left the home for a short period of time before returning to discover the fire sprinklers had been activated.Continue Reading »

Fire suppressed by sprinklers at apartment building (Irvington, NY)

A fire in a multiple family dwelling was suppressed by the buildings fire suppression system. The fire, caused by mishandled oil from a candle, quickly ignited the contents in an apartments kitchen. Chief Ruffler said “this incident clearly shows how fire suppression systems really help save lives and property.Continue Reading »

Hotel room fire extinguished by sprinkler system (Yuma, AZ)

Sprinklers put out a stove-top fire in a room at a Yuma hotel Saturday afternoon before firefighters arrived. Yuma Fire Department spokesman Mike Erfert said arriving YFD personnel found there had been a fire in a fourth-floor of the hotel and that the sprinkler head near the fire had activated and extinguished the fire.Continue Reading »

Sprinkler system controls condo fire (Lake Havasu City, AZ)

Lake Havasu City Fire Department firefighters responded Wednesday to reports of black smoke coming from a second-story unit at a condominium complex. “Two sprinkler heads had cooled and knocked the fire down,” Battalion Chief Mike Quijada said. “The fire had started on an overstuffed chair, and we did find some drug paraphernalia.” “No one was injured, and the sprinkler system did its job,” Quijada said.Continue Reading »

Arson fire at medical center contained by sprinkler system (Englewood, CO)

An arrest was made in Englewood Friday afternoon in connection to an arson started by a burning Molotov cocktail. Police say the suspect threw the Molotov cocktail, through a window at 125 East Hampden Avenue around noon Friday. The building – which houses a Health One rehabilitation facility – has a full fire sprinkler system which contained the fire.Continue Reading »

Bathroom fire extinguished by residential sprinkler system (Woodburn, OR)

A bathroom fire was quickly extinguished and caused minimal damage after a single fire sprinkler head activated and suppressed it. There was no active fire by the time fire fighters made it to the scene. Investigation by officials eventually led a juvenile resident to admit that he intentionally set fire in the bathroom.Continue Reading »