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Portland, OR – Sprinklers help control overnight fire at elementary school

A school in southwest Portland caught fire early Thursday morning, just two days after it welcomed students for the school year.

Portland Fire and Rescue crews responded to the blaze at Southwest Sherman Street and Southwest Water Avenue at 2:43 a.m., which firefighters said started as a dumpster fire before spreading to The International School.Continue Reading »

Redmond, OR – Electrical fire at Pronghorn Resort extinguished by sprinkler system

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., firefighters were called to Pronghorn Resort between Bend and Redmond on the reported maintenance building fire, said Fire Marshal Traci Cooper.

Crews arrived and found the fire sprinkler system had been activated and there was smoke coming from the eaves of the building, Cooper said.Continue Reading »

Medford, OR – Single sprinkler credited with extinguishing apartment kitchen fire; No injuries

A Medford apartment was saved by a fire sprinkler system this week after a cooking fire erupted in the kitchen.  According to Medford Fire-Rescue, first responders were dispatched to 1032 North Berkeley Way #1 on Monday.  Fire officials said the occupants were cooking chicken on the kitchen stovetop when the fire broke out.Continue Reading »

Redmond, OR – Downed power line causes fire at wood products business; Sprinklers contain blaze

A downed power line fell onto a roof at Redmond’s Bright Wood Corp., sparking a fire in an electrical box Sunday morning, officials said. A sprinkler system contained the blaze until power was shut off, but damage and expected repair costs still totaled an estimated $400,000.Continue Reading »