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Hudson, MA – Sprinkler system helps contain fire from explosion

An explosion at a business in Hudson, Massachusetts, left one person hurt Monday afternoon, according to the town’s police department.

The Hudson Police Department confirmed that it responded to a commercial garage on Forest Avenue at around 11:30 a.m. When they arrived there was heavy smoke coming out of the building and fire inside. Fire officials said the sprinkler system helped contain the fire so crews were able to extinguish it.

One person was taken to the hospital. The severity of their injuries was not immediately clear.

The case is under investigation by the Fire District 14 investigation unit, the Massachusetts State Police Fire and Explosion Unit Investigation Team, as well as Hudson Fire and Hudson Police.

More details were not immediately available.

AIEA, HI – Sprinkler system extinguished building fire; No injuries reported

On March 11, 2024, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 11:57 a.m. for a building fire at 98-199 Kamehameha Highway in Aiea and responded with 7 units staffed with approximately 26 personnel. The first unit arrived on scene at 12:03 p.m. to find a small fire extinguished and contained to a single room due to the activation of the building’s sprinkler system.

Fire fighters shut down the sprinkler system and conducted a search to confirm there were no occupants in the structure. All HFD personnel were accounted for with no reports of injuries.

An investigation has been initiated to determine the fire’s origin and cause and to provide damage estimates. An update will be sent out once the final investigation report is complete.

Mountain View, CA – Sprinkler system activated for fire in commercial building

Yesterday morning, the City of Mountain View Fire Department received an emergency call from 2522 Leghorn St. A fire engulfed a single-story commercial building at this location.

Upon arrival, firefighters found that the facility’s sprinkler system had already begun fighting the flames per the City of Mountain View news report.

Mountain View and Palo Alto Fire Department units controlled the fire efficiently.

They confirmed the fire’s extinction using thermal imaging cameras and ensured safety by cutting open the building’s walls and roof.

The fire originated from the rear, it appears, where no ignition sources exist.

An investigation continues into the cause of the fire, which migrated from exterior to interior, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Ann Arbor, MI – Sprinkler system activated for fire inside building; No injuries reported

Fire crews in Ann Arbor are crediting a building’s sprinkler system with saving the structure.

According to authorities, the fire happened at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at a building located on Ellsworth Road, just east of Varsity Drive.

Firefighters responding to the scene forced their way into the building and found water flowing from under a door. Inside that room, they found a fire in a trash can that did not spread because of the activated sprinkler system.

Authorities said the fire was caused by the trash can being too close to the boiler.

The fire was extinguished, the water was shut off and the building was ventilated. No injuries were reported.

Denver, CO – Sprinkler system activated for car fire in tunnel; No injuries reported

A vehicle fire inside the covered section of the Central 70 project in Denver Saturday forced the closure of westbound Interstate 70.

All lanes were reponed to traffic about a half-hour after the fire, which was first reported at 3:25 p.m. The closure caused traffic to back up in the area.

There were no reports of injuries and there was no damage done to the structure.

The 1,000-foot covered structure was completed last year and is part of the Central 70 project.

The tunnel is equipped with fans to pump out the exhaust and a sprinkler system to mitigate fires. And CDOT spokesperson Stacia Sellers said the system “worked as intended.”

“At 15:21 flames became visible from the car. 15:22 Fire Detection Activated and Jet Fans kicked in. At 15:23 the deluge system for zone 7 was activated and Denver Fire Department notified. 15:25 deluge was at full open position and suppressed the fire,” Sellers wrote in an email to Denver7.

Brattleboro, VT – Sprinkler system activated for fire in parking garage

A car caught on fire in the Transportation Center on Sunday morning, causing damage to others.

“The sprinkler system activated and kept the fire at bay but then the crew that arrived had to finish extinguishing it,” Brattleboro Fire Chief Len Howard said. “So the sprinkler system did its job.”

The fire occurred on the third level of the parking garage on Elliot Street. Emergency personnel received the call at about 6:19 a.m. Sunday.

Howard expects the vehicle that went on fire will be deemed a total loss. Two or three other cars were damaged from the heat, he said.

It’s unclear how the fire started but it’s believed to have originated in the engine compartment. Howard anticipates more details will be released Monday.

The fire isn’t considered suspicious.

Wichita Falls, TX – Sprinkler system activated for laundry fire; No injuries reported

The Wichita Falls Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Alsco Linens early Thursday morning.

Firefighters were sent to the building around 2:25 a.m. An employee was unable to find the source of the fire, but firefighters reportedly found it in a laundry storage area where bags of bio-hazard laundry were stored overhead.

WFFD officials said the fire was ignited by a chemical reaction from rags in the laundry basket that was covered in grease and oil. Officials have declared the fire was unintentional. The sprinkler system reportedly contained the fire, but did not put it out.

Firefighters extinguished the fire after about 45 minutes, according to WFFD officials.

There were no injuries reported on the scene. The Alsco Linens building did not sustain any obvious fire damage, but a large amount of the linens in the basket and bags were damaged.

Chesapeake, VA – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at sushi restaurant; No injuries reported

The Chesapeake Fire Department responded to a fire at Shiki Sushi & Hibachi in the Mt. Pleasant Market Place late Wednesday night.

Chesapeake firefighters received the call for a commercial fire at 11:30pm at 1464 Mt. Pleasant Road. The businesses alarm company called 911 reporting audible alarm and sprinkler water flow.

The Fire Department arrived nine minutes after dispatch and found a strip mall, with an audible alarm and a smell of smoke coming from the restaurant. Crews had to force entry into the business after noticing smoke through the windows since the business was closed for the evening.

Upon entering, crews found a large amount of smoke and the sprinkler system was activated. The sprinkler system successfully put out the fire before crews entered the business. After firefighters checked the adjacent businesses and found no fire spread, the fire was marked out at 12:11am.

According to Chesapeake Fire Department, Shiki Sushi & Hibachi representatives are on scene evaluating the extent of damage to the business and believe they will be closed tomorrow. No other businesses were effected and there were no injuries.

Chesapeake Fire Marshals are conducting an investigation to determine what caused the fire.

West Palm Beach, FL – Sprinkler system extinguishes dryer fire at hair salon; No injuries reported

These firefighters saved the day in more ways than one.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to a report of a fire at a hair salon in South Florida on Friday.

The building had to be evacuated after a dryer caught fire, setting off the fire alarm and sprinkler system.

But for one client in the hair salon, time was of the essence, firefighters said.

“She had chemicals in her hair that had to be washed out on time,” the fire department wrote.

Once firefighters determined that the situation was under control, they ran a hose from the water in their fire engine to make sure the hairstylist could properly rinse her client’s hair.

“This is a first! What you have to do when the building catches on fire and clients have color in their hair,” one woman from the salon can be heard saying in the video on the agency’s Facebook page. “Thank you, Palm Beach County Fire Department!”

Firefighters said the building’s sprinkler system put out the dryer fire, and no one was injured.