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Sprinkler system douses fire at high school (Hitchcock, TX)

A Southeast Texas school has reopened a day after a clothes dryer fire sent smoke into the building and forced cancellation of classes. Authorities say the school’s sprinkler system helped douse the flames.  Hitchcock police say students and staff were evacuated, nobody was hurt and damage was limited to the dryer area.Continue Reading »

Senior living facility fire contained by sprinklers (Salt Lake City, UT)

A fire broke out on the 10th floor of a senior living facility, and fire sprinklers were able to keep the flames in check. According to Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay, “The fire was … contained by the apartment’s sprinkler system until our firefighters arrived on scene and extinguished it.” No serious injuries were reported.Continue Reading »