Fire forced the evacuation of a hotel Tuesday night.
The Rochester Fire Department says it was called to Candlewood Suites – Rochester Mayo Clinic Area just after 7:30 pm. Firefighters arrived to find an evacuation underway due to a fire alarm and encountered smoke in a hallway.
The Fire Department says the hotel’s sprinkler system had extinguished flames in a single room. No one was injured in this incident but the hotel room suffered smoke and water damage.
The Rochester Police Department and the Red Cross assisted at the scene.
The Fire Department responded to this incident with units E16, E5, BC1, E1, E2, E3, T12, and Fire Marshal 4.
A fire forced residents to evacuate a three-story Paso Robles multifamily residential building Sunday evening.
The fire on 33rd Street was first reported around 8:15 p.m., according to a news release from Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services.
It was located in an exterior storage space on the second floor of the building, the release said.
The fire suppression sprinkler system was working and helped mitigate the effects of the flames until firefighters could arrive on-scene.
“Due to the fire suppression system and quick actions by firefighters, there was no fire extension into the living quarters, and there was minimal damage to the structure,” the release said.
All occupants safely evacuated their homes during the blaze and were able to return after the fire was extinguished by firefighters, the release said.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined, according to the release.
Two fire engines, one battalion chief from Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to the fire, along with two San Luis Obispo County Cal Fire engines and one battalion chief and a ladder truck from the City of Atascadero Fire Department.
A private school in Suffield was evacuated because of what a small fire that triggered its sprinkler system.
Emergency crews were called for an electrical fire at the Suffield Academy on North Main Street on Tuesday morning.
It was caused by a faulty power strip, school officials said.
Chief Financial Officer Patrick Booth told Channel 3 that it was minor and that everyone was evacuated and safe.
Firefighters in South Portland are crediting a sprinkler system for minimizing the damage to an apartment building at 340 Clarks Pond Parkway.
The fire department was alerted to a fire at the Latitude apartment complex by a building’s fire alarm system. The building is a six-story apartment building housing 64 units.
The automatic sprinkler system had contained a fire on a third floor balcony.
The building was evacuated while firefighters checked the structure.
The damage was minor, and there was no smoke or water damage inside the building, according to the department.
“This is a perfect example of why fire codes and safety systems are vital,” Fire Chief Phil Selberg said.
Without the activation of the sprinklers, damage could have been substantial and people may have been harmed, according to the chief.
Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth fire departments assisted.
A person was taken into custody after a fire was set in the lobby of the Westboro Police Station on Sunday night, officials said.
Crews responding to a report of a fire at the police station on Main Street around 8:20 p.m. found a smoldering fire being held in check by the building’s sprinkler systems and heavy smoke in the building, according to Westboro Fire Chief Patrick Purcell.
The police station was evacuated.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and ventilated the building.
No one was injured. Policing operations, including patrol, remain operational.
After a search, which included police K-9 units and police drones, a person of interest was located and taken into custody. That person’s name is not being released.
There was minimal fire damage to the building, but the sprinkler system caused significant water damage. Purcell estimated the damage at $250,000.
Nov. 19—NEW LONDON — A fire at an apartment complex on Jefferson Avenue displaced a family of five Sunday.
At 11:41 a.m., New London firefighters responded to a call for a kitchen fire in apartment B7 in Jefferson Commons, 432 Jefferson Ave., Battalion Chief Mark Waters said.
When firefighters arrived, they evacuated the family, and cleared smoke and water from the apartment, he said.
The American Red Cross provided assistance to the family and caseworkers will be working with them to come up with a long-term recovery plan.
The fire had been controlled by the apartment’s sprinkler system, he said. Crews were at the scene for about half-an-hour.
The fire caused damage to the stove, cabinets and range hood, as well as smoke damage to the ceiling, Waters said, adding that repairs will have to be made.
Waters said the cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshal’s office.
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) has had a busy 12 hours, responding to two recent blazes on Pembina Highway and Main Street.
The first call came just after 7 p.m. Friday, when crews were called to a fire in a three-storey apartment block in the 1600 block of Pembina Highway.
Firefighters arrived to a building full of smoke, and tracked the fire to the laundry room. They attacked the flames, declaring them under control by 7:45 p.m.
Everyone got out of the building safely, no injuries were reported. Investigators believe the fire was accidental, caused by a dryer malfunction.
Twelve hours later, at 7:02 a.m. Saturday, crews responded to a seven-storey hotel in the 500 block of Main Street.
A WFPS spokesperson tells CTV News the fire happened at the McLaren Hotel, but was contained to a suite.
Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke in the building and quickly located the fire. It had been kept under control by the building’s sprinkler system, and firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the remaining hot spots.
Some occupants of the building self-evacuated, while others were able to shelter in place. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available.