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Royersford, PA – Sprinkler system controls fire at chemical warehouse until fire crews arrive

A chemical warehouse in Royersford caught fire on Saturday night, bringing first responders from around the area together to battle the blaze.  The incident was first reported at around 7:40 p.m. at Hectrio Specialty Chemical System, located on the 400 block of First Avenue. Continue Reading »

Huntingdon Valley, PA – Fire in nursing care facility extinguished by automatic sprinkler system

A small fire at a nursing care facility in Montgomery County prompted an evacuation of 110 residents Wednesday night.  The fire started around 9:15 p.m. at ManorCare Health Services at 3430 Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland Township.

Officials said the fire started in an air conditioning unit in one of the rooms and was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system. Continue Reading »

Stroudsburg, PA – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire in public library’s bookmobile

A small fire temporarily closed the Eastern Monroe Public Library on Wednesday. No one was injured, according to a series of statements on the library’s Facebook page.

“The fire was contained to the bookmobile and there is no damage to the Hughes Library Building,” it said in an 11:30 a.m.Continue Reading »

Allentown, PA – Apartment kitchen fire in city center building is knocked down by sprinkler system

A fire in center city Allentown Wednesday morning was quickly brought under control.  The call came in shortly after 9 a.m. for a fire in a third-floor apartment in the 600 block of Hamilton Street. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke on the building’s third floor, according to a crew on the scene. Continue Reading »

Erie, PA – Sprinkler system helps keep loading dock fire at restaurant from spreading inside

A smoky dumpster fire at Cheddar’s Saturday temporarily closed the Millcreek Township restaurant.  Smoke poured out of the loading dock area of the Interchange Road business.  A sprinkler extinguished most of the smoke, according to firefighters. Kearsarge and West Ridge firefighters cleared the scene within an hour. Continue Reading »

New Kensington, PA – Fire at uniform business suppressed by sprinkler system; “Sprinklers worth their weight in gold,” Fire Chief says

A sprinkler system saved a New Kensington business from a potentially devastating blaze after a bin of overheated mop heads spontaneously combusted late Wednesday, according to firefighters.  The call came in for an automatic fire alarm at the UniFirst Corp., 1150 Second Ave., about 11:45 p.m. Continue Reading »

Downington, PA – Fire at STEM Academy contained to science lab with help from sprinkler system

Downingtown STEM Academy reopened last Tuesday after a Monday night fire closed the building down on Monday.  The incident occurred Monday night at some point before 9 p.m., authorities said.  More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene of the blaze, which was described as “small.” The fire was contained to the fume hood in the science prep room, according to Superintendent Emilie M.Continue Reading »

Indiana, PA – Overnight dorm room fire put out by sprinkler system; Vape stick apparent cause

No injuries were reported in a dorm room fire late Wednesday on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus.  “The sprinkler system put it out, we didn’t have to,” Indiana Fire Association Assistant Chief Mike Empfield said this morning about the 11:22 p.m.Continue Reading »