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East Wenatchee, WA – Sprinkler system limits damage in apartment kitchen fire; No injuries reported

The sprinkler systems that are required by code in East Wenatchee apartment buildings worked perfectly Monday to keep a stove fire from spreading according to fire investigator Brian Brett.  Crews were called just after 11am to the Bello Rio Apartments in the 2-thousand block of Northwest Cascade Avenue.  Continue Reading »

Mercer Island, WA – Parking garage fire at retirement facility extinguished with help from sprinkler system

The Mercer Island Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from a parking garage of a retirement facility at the 2900 block of 76th Ave. SE at 2:48 p.m. on Wednesday. The building sustained limited damage caused by smoke. Two staff members were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation, but no residents or firefighters were injured. Continue Reading »

Longview, WA – Laundry fire at homeless shelter contained by sprinkler system

All 80 residents of the Community House on Broadway emergency homeless shelter were evacuated Wednesday morning as a result of a dryer fire in the second-floor laundry room. One person went to St. John Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation, but otherwise no one was injured, said Longview Fire Chief Phil Jurmu. Continue Reading »

Bellevue, WA – Sprinkler system helps contain first floor apartment fire; No injuries

A fire at an apartment building in Bellevue displaced seven people on Wednesday night, including five children. Bellevue firefighters responded to the blaze at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was located in the kitchen of one of the apartments. The fire department reported the fire at a building along the 1000 block of Southeast 6th Street, which is about two blocks west of Bellevue Way.  Continue Reading »

Spokane, WA – Sprinkler system helps firefighters contain fire at boat trailer builder

Spokane Fire crews responded to a report of a fire at EZ Loader Boat Trailers Friday morning.  The call came in at 8:24 a.m. Crews said initial reports stated somebody was using a cutting torch to cut something metallic. A spark caught a portion of an 8 foot by 10 foot wall on fire. Continue Reading »