Tag Archives: Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – Overnight cooking fire at apartment building controlled with help from sprinkler system

An overnight fire forced some Albemarle residents out of their home. It happened shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday in a second floor apartment at 1648 Rio Hill Drive. Albemarle County Fire and Rescue believes it was triggered by cooking …. which activated a sprinkler system.Continue Reading »

Newington, VA – Dryer fire at business in strip mall is contained by sprinkler system; Damage minimized

Investigators have identified lint buildup in a dryer as the cause of the Thursday, June 14 Newington strip mall fire, the Fairfax County County and Rescue Department says. Fire sprinklers saved the middle unit strip mall business in the 8000 block of Rolling Road from significant damage.Continue Reading »

Prince George, VA – Early morning apartment fire caused by water heater is quickly put out by sprinkler system

A Prince George woman says an issue with her water heater forced her family to run from smoke and flames Wednesday morning.  Eleven people – six adults and five children – had to leave from their homes, but it’s thanks to the building’s fire suppression sprinkler system that the fire was quickly put out.Continue Reading »

Arlington, VA – Early morning fire at luxury high-rise condominium building contained by sprinkler system

One person was sent to the hospital for observation after a fire in a Virginia Square condominium Friday morning.  The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. at the high-rise Hawthorn condo building, which is located at 820 N. Pollard Street, across Wilson Blvd from Gold’s Gym. Continue Reading »

Salem, VA – Structure fire at landfill mostly extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

Crews have extinguished a structure fire at a landfill in Roanoke County.  The fire, which was determined to have been sparked by a welding operation, was burning at the Smith Gap Regional Landfill, according to Roanoke County Fire & Rescue.  The welding was taking place on a garbage tipper machine when combustible materials ignited in that area, causing a fire in the garbage tipper. Continue Reading »

Colonial Heights, VA – Fire in meat department of grocery store suppressed by sprinkler system

Crews from multiple jurisdictions responded to a fire inside the Food Lion located in the Dunlop Village shopping center in Colonial Heights. At approximately 4:46 p.m., Colonial Heights and Chesterfield Fire arrived on scene and were told that the Food Lion had a fire in the meat department.Continue Reading »