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Sprinkler system extinguishes office fire at local restaurant (Lake Zurich, IL)

*** FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED – NO MEDIA COVERAGE *** On the evening of January 14, 2013, the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm activation at 769 W. Hwy 22 (Kobe East) in Lake Zurich. The first arriving companies, upon entry, found light smoke in the building and the sound of water running.… Continue Reading »

Single sprinkler head extinguishes apartment fire (Tinley Park, IL)

*** FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED – NO MEDIA COVERAGE *** NAME OF OCCUPANCY: Edgewater Walk Apartments TYPE OF OCCUPANCY: Multi-Family Residetial (24-units) NUMBER & TYPE OF SPRINKLER HEADS ACTIVATED: One; Residential sidewall REASON FOR ACTIVATION: Stove fire FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ACTIVATION: Unattended cooking No injuries reported and no residents were displaced.… Continue Reading »

Grocery store fire suppressed by two sprinklers (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)

*** NO MEDIA COVERAGE AVAILABLE *** The Oakbrook Terrace Fire Protection District reported a fire alarm activation at roughly 11:30 PM on Sunday, Nov. 25 at an approximately 60,000 square foot fresh market grocery store. A fire in the cooler / meat preparation area was suppressed by two ceiling mounted fire sprinkler heads.… Continue Reading »

Residential sprinkler system extinguishes late night apartment fire (Normal, IL)

A late night kitchen fire in an apartment was suppressed by a residential sprinkler activation, which allowed the occupant to escape and prevented significant damage to the building, firefighters said Wednesday.  A single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished all but a small fire under the kitchen cabinets, which was quickly extinguished with a handheld pump can.Continue Reading »