Tag Archives: Virginia

Kingstowne, VA – Sprinkler system puts out overnight restaurant fire

Sprinklers put out a fire overnight on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at a Kingstowne Towne Center restraurant, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. The fire department did not name the restaurant involved.  Around 2:11 a.m., Fairfax County and Alexandria firefighters responded to the 5900 block of Kingstowne Center in the one-story commercial building.Continue Reading »

Woodstock, VA – Fire caused by malfunctioning printer at Voter Registrar’s Office controlled with help from sprinkler system

Just days ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, an early morning fire has forced Shenandoah County to move its voter registrar’s office.  Early on November 1, a fire originated in the Shenandoah County Voter Registrar’s Office, located in the Shenandoah County Government Center at 600 N.Continue Reading »

Lynchburg, VA – After dust explosion, sprinkler system activates to aid firefighters in extinguishing blaze at business

The Lynchburg Fire Department responded to a fire at a business in Lynchburg after the welding arc set off a dust explosion.  The fire department said workers were doing maintenance on top of an oven at Hanwha Azdel, welding a new rod, when the welding arc set off a dust explosion fire in the roof system in the insulation, activating the sprinkler system. Continue Reading »

Roanoke, VA – Sprinkler system activated at Longhorn Steakhouse; Fire started in loading dock area

The Roanoke Fire Department responded to a fire at Longhorn Steakhouse at Valley View Mall Wednesday afternoon.  They said they responded at around 4:38 p.m. to the fire which was in the back loading dock area.  According to fire officials, the fire was ruled accidental and was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.Continue Reading »

Charlottesville, VA – Fire at off-campus apartment building extinguished by sprinkler system

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018, at 5:28pm the Charlottesville Fire Department responded for an alarm activation at The Standard located at 853 West Main Street. The first unit was on scene in 4 minutes and 32 seconds. During the initial investigation crews discovered smoke on the 5th floor and water coming from sprinkler heads that had been activated.Continue Reading »

Alexandria, VA – Fire in third floor hotel room limited by sprinkler system; All guests exit safely

Fire investigators blame a lightning strike for a fire Friday, at a motel in the Belle Haven section of Fairfax County.  Damage to the Fairfield Suites in the 6400 block of Richmond highway is listed at about $65,000.  Investigators say a sprinkler limited most damage to a third floor room and allowed hotel guests to exit safely.… Continue Reading »

Suffolk, VA – Early morning fire at peanut processing facility extinguished with help from sprinkler system

Birdsong Peanuts processing plant on Factory Street in Suffolk caught fire Monday morning.  According to a news release from the Suffolk Fire Department, crews were called to the 300 block of Factory Street around 5:10 a.m. after receiving reports of a fire at Birdsong Peanuts.Continue Reading »