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Calgary, AB, Canada – Sprinkler system controls fire at plastics recycling plant; Fire crews extinguish blaze

Calgary Fire Department crews were called to plastic recycling plant Carpenter Canada Co. in the 5880 block of 36th Street S.E. just before 2 a.m. last Friday. When they arrived, firefighters found smoke pouring from the building.

They managed to extinguish the fire, and credit an in-building sprinkler system for keeping the blaze in check before they arrived. Once the fire was extinguished, crews still had concerns about whether air quality would be impacted, as burning plastic can release toxic gases. However, fire officials say the air gradually cleared up.

Calgary, AB, Canada – Sprinkler system helps protect mall from potentially devastating fire

Authorities say the sprinkler system in Calgary’s Chinook Centre helped save the mall from what could have been a devastating fire.

Fire crews were called to the shopping centre early Friday morning for reports of smoke seen coming from the building.

Officials say when they got there; they found the remnants of a small fire in a hallway between two stores. They say the fire suppression system knocked it down and prevented it from spreading any further.

Fire eliminated by sprinklers at retail plaza (Airdrie, AB)

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