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Ottumwa, IA – Sprinkler system extinguishes kitchen fire in strip mall

A fire alarm and the smell of smoke kicked the Ottumwa Fire Department into action. They arrived at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1111 N. Quincy Ave. in Quincy Plaza.

However, a press release from the city says that when firefighters arrived on scene, they found no active fire or smoke being emitted from the structure.Continue Reading »

Sioux City, IA – Arson fire at hospital ER contained with help from sprinkler system

A SIOUX CITY MAN TAKEN TO ST. LUKE’S UNITY POINT HOSPITAL TUESDAY NIGHT IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY STARTING A FIRE IN THE MEDICAL CENTER.  34-YEAR-OLD DAVID WARNER IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ARSON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. COURT DOCUMENTS STATE THAT WARNER WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR AN EVALUATION THAT HE REQUESTED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.… Continue Reading »

Clearfield, IA – Sprinkler system limits spread of nursing home fire;

Residents of a Taylor County nursing home were evacuated after fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from four area departments responded to the fire at the Clearview Homes at 202 Jefferson Street. Clearfield Assistant Fire Chief Clifford Briggs tells KMA News the fire was reported shortly before 6:15 a.m.Continue Reading »

Cedar Rapids, IA – No injuries after sprinkler system puts out nursing home laundry fire

A fire in the laundry room of a Cedar Rapids nursing home was quickly extinguished Saturday night.The fire was reported at 10:37 p.m. at Living Center East, 1220 Fifth Ave. SE. When fire crews arrived, they found the building’s sprinkler system already had extinguished a fire in a basket in the laundry room.Continue Reading »