Tag Archives: New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – Sprinkler systems help protect businesses in string of arson fires

The Federal Bureau of Investigations confirms one person is in custody following a string of fires at several Albuquerque businesses Saturday morning.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden would not elaborate on the suspect’s connection to the fires.

“We do have a person in custody and we firmly believe that our community is safe and this should not happen again,” said Chief Eden.Continue Reading »

Las Cruces, NM – Sprinklers keep fire in check at manufacturing facility

Firefighters were dispatched just after 10:00 a.m. to Alaska Structures located in the 300-block of Rea Boulevard. Calls to 911 reported a fire inside the large manufacturing facility.

The first arriving fire unit reported heavy smoke coming from the building and an active fire in an oven used for molding plastics.Continue Reading »

Fire sprinklers help stop fire from spreading at elementary school (Chaparral, NM)

A fire at an elementary school was limited thanks to both firefighters and the school’s fire sprinkler system on Saturday morning. The incident, which is still under investigation, began in a part of the school which is under construction. Fire crews as well as the fire sprinkler system contained and eliminated the fire, and no injuries were reported.Continue Reading »

Elementary school fire suppressed by sprinkler system (Albuquerque, NM)

Fire sprinklers put out a fire which began in the kitchen of an elementary school on Tuesday, November 12. The fire began at approximately 11:30, and the children, who were eating their lunches in the cafeteria, were evacuated safely. The fire sprinkler activated in the kitchen and extinguished the flames before fire crews arrived.Continue Reading »

Fire controlled by fire sprinklers at hotel (Albuquerque, NM)

Sixteen fire crew units and thirty-seven firefighters responded to a fire at a downtown hotel on Wednesday, October 30 morning. The hotel’s fire sprinkler system activated in the room where the fire began, containing the blaze to that room. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there were no injuries.Continue Reading »