Eau Claire, WI – Sprinkler system extinguishes fire inside building; No injuries reported

No one is hurt after a fire Thursday morning at Banbury Place in Eau Claire.

The fire, which happened at 6:55 a.m. in Building 13, was put out by the building’s sprinkler system before crews arrived, according to Eau Claire Fire & Rescue.

Battalion Chief Brian Toonen said the sprinkler system worked as intended, and there were no injuries to report. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, Toonen said. In a release from the department, damages to the building and its contents are estimated at $12,000.

The fire happened on the second floor of Building 13, which is home to several different businesses. “Sometimes all the work we do for fire prevention really pays off!” the department wrote in a Facebook post.