Tag Archives: Rhode Island

Providence, RI – Sprinkler system controlled tractor trailer truck fire in parking garage

A tractor trailer truck caught fire Tuesday morning at the loading dock of the North Garage at the Providence Place mall.

Firefighters responded at 8:17 a.m. and found the cab of the truck fully … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Providence, RI – Sprinkler system controlled tractor trailer truck fire in parking garage”

Newport, RI – Kitchen fire at historic senior apartment building controlled by sprinkler system

Two apartments at Clarke School Apartments, 24 Mary St., remained uninhabitable as of Friday afternoon due to fire, smoke and water damage in one apartment and water damage in a second apartment below it, … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Newport, RI – Kitchen fire at historic senior apartment building controlled by sprinkler system”

Providence, RI – Sprinkler system assists firefighters in controlling elementary classroom fire

A classroom at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School on Wickenden Street sustained major damage in a fire Wednesday morning, officials said.  Providence fire officials said no civilians or firefighters were hurt in the blaze, which … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Providence, RI – Sprinkler system assists firefighters in controlling elementary classroom fire”

Westerly, RI – Closet fire at high school extinguished with help from sprinkler system

A small fire that started in the closet of a technology room at Westerly High School Tuesday was caused by an electrical malfunction in a piece of audio-visual equipment being stored in the … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Westerly, RI – Closet fire at high school extinguished with help from sprinkler system”

Coventry, RI – Early morning fire at business controlled with help from sprinkler system

Several businesses in Coventry were damaged Wednesday morning after a small fire triggered the emergency sprinkler system. The fire started at about 2:30 a.m. inside a building at 577 Tiogue Ave. The fire … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Coventry, RI – Early morning fire at business controlled with help from sprinkler system”

Cumberland, RI – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at business caused by charged batteries

Charged batteries shipped to a company that refurbishes electronic equipment "heated up to ignition temperature" and started a fire in the Cadillac Mills complex Thursday, Cumberland Fire Chief Kenneth … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Cumberland, RI – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at business caused by charged batteries”

Providence, RI – Sprinklers activated properly during Brown University locker room fire

During Thursday’s electrical fire in the men’s track and field locker room in the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, all fire prevention measures functioned properly, said Stephen Maiorisi, vice president of facilities management. Though several of … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Providence, RI – Sprinklers activated properly during Brown University locker room fire”

Sprinkler activates in fire at adult group home (East Providence, RI)

A fire forced the evacuation of an adult group home Thursday night.

The fire at 803 Willett Avenue began shortly before 8 p.m. in a second-floor closet, setting off the sprinkler system, … Continue Reading ››Continue Reading » “Sprinkler activates in fire at adult group home (East Providence, RI)”