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Rockville, MD – Sprinkler system activates to help contain apartment fire

A Thursday night fire in the walls of a Rockville apartment building was likely an accidental fire caused by smoking materials, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.  The fire, at the Galvan apartments in the 1800 block of Chapman Avenue, started sometime before 5:30 p.m.Continue Reading »

Jessup, MD – Shopping center blaze snuffed out by sprinkler system

A building fire broke out in Jessup on Sunday, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.  Firefighters responded to the shopping center where MOM’s Organic Market and Ollie’s are located; the blaze occurred in a commercial space in the 7300 block of Assateague Drive before 6 p.m., officials said. Continue Reading »

Abingdon, MD – Fire officials credit sprinkler system with containing townhouse fire to room of origin

State fire investigators credit a functioning smoke alarm and sprinkler system with alerting an Abingdon woman to a fire Friday afternoon and minimizing damage to the townhouse where she lives with other family members. The fire was reported shortly after 4 p.m.Continue Reading »

Elkridge, MD – Single sprinkler helps prevent apartment balcony fire from spreading inside

Howard County fire department’s Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of an apartment fire Aug. 21 at Penniman Park in Elkridge. A top-floor apartment fire last Monday afternoon in Elkridge ended after 65 firefighters and paramedics from Howard, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes.Continue Reading »

Gaithersburg, MD – Residential sprinkler system contains kitchen fire in first floor apartment

Firefighters responded to two fires in Gaithersburg Wednesday, one in a townhouse and another in a three-story apartment building, according to rescue officials.

A teenager suffered nonlife-threatening injuries in an apartment fire on McCausland Place, while there were no injuries in the townhouse fire on Autumn Hill Way, said Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman.Continue Reading »

Hagerstown, MD – Sprinkler system activates in overnight apartment fire giving residents opportunity to escape

A Monday morning fire that displaced 46 residents at Cortland Apartments in the North End of Hagerstown started on the balcony of one of the apartments, according to Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven. DeHaven said in a news release Tuesday afternoon that the fire traveled up the exterior of the the building and into an attic area. Continue Reading »

Marriottsville, MD – Morning arson fire at high school extinguished by sprinkler system

Students, faculty and staff at Marriotts Ridge High School were dismissed early Friday morning after a paper towel holder was set on fire and triggered the building’s sprinkler system. Howard schools spokesman John White said the fire was caused by a student and that disciplinary actions will follow, using the school system’s Student Code of Conduct.… Continue Reading »