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Eugene, OR – Sprinkler system activated for pallet fire at business; No injuries reported

Fire crews responded to an early-morning blaze outside a west Eugene business early on Wednesday morning, according to Eugene Springfield Fire officials.

ESF officials said that firefighters responded to a reported trash fire at about 2 a.m. on June 5 at ABC Roofing on West 6th Avenue. Responding fire crews arrived to find a stack of wooden pallets on fire outside of the building and eight units were called to the scene, authorities said. Fire officials said that the heat from the blaze activated the sprinkler system inside and saved the building with damage limited to a small amount of fire damage and the rest related to smoke and water.

No injuries were reported in the incident and the cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

Oxford, ME – Sprinkler system activated for fire in large commercial building; No injuries reported

A significant fire damaged a large commercial building Saturday evening in Oxford.

Oxford fire officials reported responding to the blaze at 822 Main Street shortly before 7:30 p.m.

The structure accommodates several businesses.

Due to the smoke, races at the nearby Oxford Plains Speedway were briefly halted.

Fortunately, there were no injuries, and the building’s sprinkler system is credited with preventing further destruction.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Springfield, OR – Sprinkler system activated for commercial structure fire; No injuries reported

Eugene Springfield Fire crews are on scene of a commercial structure fire at 4660 Main Street in east Springfield, the fire department reported Thursday around 8:40 p.m.

A crew was notified of a fire alarm at 7:47 p.m. and arrived under 4 minutes, the department said.

“Engine 14 found an alarm sounding with smoke from a roll up door,” EDF stated. “The crew called for a full commercial alarm assignment bringing 3 additional engines, 2 trucks, 2 BCs and an ambulance.”

Crews made entry in to the building and were confronted by heavy smoke from a fire within a machine shop.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire which was held in check by the sprinkler system.

Crews are working to clear smoke and overhaul the fire.

There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation.

Penetanguishene, ON, Canada – Sprinkler system activated for suspicious fire in former hospital; No injuries reported

Fire officials say they battled flames at a former hospital in Penetanguishene on Monday, believing it suspicious.

Around 9:30 p.m., the Penetanguishene Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 58 Church Street, fire chief Richard Renaud wrote in an email to Barrie 360.

He says crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the front door.

“The building, a sprinklered former hospital (Beechwood Hospital), was vacant and for sale at the time of the fire,” said Renaud. “Initial reports were that people were possibly inside. That information turned out to be false.”

Firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze and searched the building.

“The building’s operating sprinkler system kept the fire isolated to the area of origin,” said Renaud. “There were no operating smoke alarms in the building.”

The fire is considered suspicious, according to Renaud. The fire marshal has been contacted and OPP are securing the scene.

He added that there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

“[I] would like to remind everyone to make sure they have working Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms in their homes,” said Renaud. “Early detection is key in surviving a fire. Test your devices today.”

Riverside, CA – Sprinkler system activated for fire at auto care shop; No injuries reported

At 2019 on May 14th engine 10 was dispatched to a fire alarm at Otwells Auto Care at 7304 Indiana.  They arrived to find smoke coming from a large commercial building.  A structure response was dispatched, and the crew immediately initiated fire attack.  On entry what they found was a vehicle on fire burning while up on a lift. The fire was being held in check by a fire sprinkler directly above the vehicle.  The fire was brought under control at 2040.  The damage was estimated at $30,000 to the vehicle and building.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.  Care of the scene was returned to the business owner.

Naperville, IL – Sprinkler system activated for structure fire; No injuries reported

At 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, the Naperville Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received notification about an activated fire alarm at 450 W. 5th Ave. Naperville 911 (ECC) dispatched a single unit to the scene. Upon arrival NFD found activation of the sprinkler system and the odor of smoke. The assignment was upgraded to a general alarm consisting of 13 pieces of fire apparatus and 29 personnel, including an incident commander and incident safety officer, to the reported address.

After upgrading the alarm, the first arriving company deployed a handline and forced entry into the suspected fire unit. Fire companies ensured there was no fire extension into adjoining units and confirmed there were no occupants in the structure. At 10:23 p.m., the incident scene was deemed under control. Fire companies remained on the scene until 11:39 p.m. to ensure the occupancy was secure and there was no further fire hazard.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Transportation, Engineering and Development Department (TED). The Warrenville Fire Protection District, Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District and Bolingbrook Fire Department provided station coverage during the incident. The cause is still under investigation. There were no injuries to any civilians or firefighters while operating on scene.

Moscow, ID – Sprinkler system activated for fire at theater; No injuries reported

This morning, May 10, 2024, at approximately 8:00 am, the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported fire at Hartung Theater, located on the 600 block of Stadium Drive on the University of Idaho campus.

The Moscow Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 8:00 am after reports of visible smoke and flames from the theater’s loading dock and an adjacent box truck.

The first responding officer arrived within five minutes and confirmed an active fire, with smoke and flames showing from the loading dock area and the box truck. The building’s fire alarm and sprinkler system had activated, helping to control the spread of the fire.

The first fire engine arrived within six minutes, quickly establishing a water supply and extinguishing the main body of the fire at the loading dock. Subsequent units checked for any fire extension inside the building. The investigation determined that the fire was primarily outside but smoke had entered the building. A single sprinkler head activated inside helped to keep the fire contained to the exterior.

The Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted to investigate the fire, as the building is located on state property. No injuries were reported, and the scene was managed with cooperation from University of Idaho staff.

Response to the incident included units from Moscow Fire, Moscow Ambulance, and Moscow Police. The fire is currently under investigation by state authorities. For further information, contact the fire administration office.

Appleton, WI – Sprinkler system activated for building fire; No injuries reported

The Appleton Fire Department credits working fire alarms and sprinkler systems with limiting damage from a fire downtown Friday.

Firefighters were dispatched to a building in the 100 block of College Avenue around 10:30 p.m. by a fire alarm.

Fire crews faced heavy smoke and limited visibility but were able to bring the fire under control within five minutes thanks to the building’s sprinkler system.

Damage is estimated to be $35,000. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Portland, OR – Sprinkler system activated for overnight fire at business

An overnight fire in a Portland business was within by a bundle of towels and rags, Portland Fire & Rescue said.

Overnight, PF&R was called to a commercial fire at 5525 Southeast 26th Avenue. The original call was for a fire alarm with four firefighters responding.

After confirming water was flowing in the sprinklers and smoke was showing, the call was increased to a single alarm response. A total of 26 firefighters responded.

According to PF&R, the sprinkler system doused most of the fire and firefighters were able to extinguish the remaining flames.

The fire was within a bundle of towels and rags that officials were able to safely remove from the building.

Bishopville, SC – Sprinkler system activated for overnight fire at laundromat; No injuries reported

The Lee County Fire Department (LCFD) said crews battled an overnight fire at a laundromat in Bishopville early Monday morning.

At around 2:30 a.m., crews responded to a commercial fire alarm activation at Crown Laundry in Bishopville. Officials said the business was closed at the time of the fire.

Fire units found smoke coming from the facility and combatted the fire alongside the facility’s fire sprinkler system.

LCFD said no people were injured and found the fire started unintentionally in a laundry cart.

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