Tag Archives: Indiana

Ferdinand, IN – Sprinkler system extinguishes manufacturing fire that started in lacquer finishing booth

Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to an active fire Saturday morning at MasterBrand Cabinets’ 624 W. Third St. manufacturing complex.  Today was a scheduled down day, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans, so a limited number of employees were on hand when fire started in a finish room spray booth that was being cleaned.… Continue Reading »

Terre Haute, IN – Arson fire at correctional facility contained by sprinkler system

The surveillance pictures clearly show a man walking around the offices but he took steps to hide his face and disguise his identity. 

Wearing dark clothing, gloves, and a ski mask, the suspect broke into the Community Corrections Center and then wandered the halls and offices spreading an accelerant with a spray bottle.Continue Reading »

Terre Haute, IN – Arson fire at corrections facility contained by automatic sprinkler system

A man used a portable weed sprayer full of flammable liquid as he set fire inside multiple offices of the state parole office of Vigo County Community Correction early last Wednesday. Arson investigator Norm Loudermilk of the Terre Haute Fire Department said surveillance video shows the man – dressed in black and wearing a face mask – use a pry bar to open a locked public access door of the building and carry the container into the building.Continue Reading »

Greenwood, IN – Sprinkler system prevents apartment balcony fire from spreading

The fire began on a third-story balcony of Copper Chase at Stones Crossing Apartments about 5:55 p.m. A mother and child were displaced and the building had about $50,000 in damage, White River Fire Chief Jeremy Pell said.  Pell credited a sprinkler on the balcony with preventing the fire from becoming far worse.Continue Reading »

Mishawaka, IN – Fire in test booth at manufacturing facility is extinguished by sprinkler system

A fire broke out at AM General’s Mishawaka plant last Friday morning, causing an evacuation of employees.  According to our partners at WSBT, Penn Township Fire Department responded to the call from AM General’s H1 plant around 8:30 a.m. today. Upon arrival the firefighters found that the plant’s sprinkler system had extinguished the fire after two to three minutes.Continue Reading »

Fort Wayne, IN – Warehouse fire held in check by sprinkler system; Firefighters extinguish flames

An employee arriving to work at a warehouse discovered a fire inside the building this morning. Firefighters were called to Heavy Duty Manufacturing at 4317 Clubview Drive, west of Engle Road, just before 6 a.m. Crews found the sprinkler system was holding the fire in check in the warehouse area of the building, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said.Continue Reading »