A condo building fire Sunday night in Kelowna left water damage to multiple units.
Platoon Capt. Robert Skeldon with the Kelowna Fire Department says crews were called about 8:45 p.m. to the building at 1740 Richter St.
Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a single unit on the third floor, with water in the hallway.
Firefighters found signs of an obvious fire inside the unit, with two sprinkler activations.
There was no fire extension to the rest of the building, however there was water damage to multiple units, says Skeldon.
A search was conducted to ensure all occupants were safely out of the building.
There were no injuries in the incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious.
KFD responded with four engines, a rescue unit, ladder truck, command unit, and 20 personnel.
RCMP, paramedics and emergency support services assisted at the scene.
An electrical issue with a dishwasher reportedly led to a fire Tuesday evening at Vincennes Lincoln High School.
The fire caused officials to activate an e-learning day for students Wednesday while crews worked to clean up the incident.
According to a release from the Vincennes Community School Corporation, thanks to the hard work of a number of staff members and partner organizations the school will return to in-person instruction on Thursday.
VCSC officials said the kitchen will take a week or so to get back up and running, in the meantime, food preparation will take place in a temporary satellite kitchen. Students will receive their breakfast and lunches in sack format until the kitchen is returned to normal operations.
No injuries were reported due to the fire, and officials said they take satisfaction in knowing the sprinkler system in place had most of the fire out by the time firefighters arrived on scene.
Evening activities will take place at Lincoln High School as scheduled Wednesday evening. The Knox County Health Department has given the organization the all-clear to return to the building.
“Please also know that the facility is safe and free of any smoke or water damage. If the facility were not safe, we would not return students, staff, and patrons to the building. But again, we thank the Knox County Health Department for doing their due diligence that allows us to return to the facility,” the release reads.
According to a department social media release, at about 6:21 p.m., the department received a report of a fire alarm at an apartment complex in the 8200 block of 88th Ave. On arrival, crews found nothing showing.
Crews entered the building and determined there was water flow on the first floor. Upon reaching the apartment the crews opened the door and found a room full of smoke.
Upon entering the apartment it was determined the sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the fire. Crews remained on the scene for approximately an hour performing ventilation. Once the smoke was removed from the building occupants were allowed to return. No injuries were reported.
Aid was received from the Kenosha Fire Department, Bristol Fire Department, Somers Fire Department, Paris Fire Department, Salem Lakes Fire & Rescue, Winthrop Harbor Fire, Beach Park Fire, Newport Fire and Zion Fire.
Firefighters responded to a fire at a warehouse in Cedar Rapids on Sunday evening.
In a press release, crews said they were alerted to the fire by a sprinkler alarm at about 7:30 p.m. at a multi-unit commercial warehouse, located in the 800 block of 33rd Avenue Southwest.
Crews forced entry through the door and found significant smoke. Water was also flowing from the building.
After extinguishing the fire, crews worked to ventilate the building.
There was fire and water damage to the contents of one of the units in the building, along with smoke damage to that unit and the adjacent units.
No one was in the building at the time of the fire.
Firefighters did not say what may have caused the fire. It remains under investigation.
In the evening on Saturday, August 5, at approximately 6:31 p.m., the Airdrie Fire Department received a call regarding a large manufacturing facility engulfed in heavy interior smoke at 700 Block Eastlake Road.
According to a city release, the fire was controlled with the assistance of the building’s sprinkler system and extinguished by firefighters on arrival.
“All employees were safely evacuated, and no injuries were reported. The roof was also checked for possible damage.”
20 firefighters were on the scene from the Airdrie Fire Department, assisted by Rocky View County.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Prevention Bureau and damages will be estimated by the Airdrie Fire Department.
Ninety people are without a home after a fire broke out at a Prescott senior living community on Friday evening.
Around 6 p.m., crews were called about fire and smoke that was reported from a third-story apartment at the Prescott Lakes Senior Living Apartments near Prescott Lakes Parkway and Highway 89. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm due to the building’s size and number of residents inside.
The Prescott Police Department was the first on the scene and saved the resident in the apartment and those in nearby units. Fire crews soon arrived and quickly accessed the apartment on fire. With help from the fire sprinkler system, firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to the rest of the complex.
Some residents evacuated; however, others could not leave their apartments and were told to shelter in place by the fire personnel after it was determined they were not in danger. A Prescott police officer was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation. One resident fainted after being evacuated and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. No other injuries were reported.
Prescott Fire says there was extensive water damage from the sprinklers and fire personnel on all three floors, including an electrical room that powers half of the complex. Therefore, fire officials, the City of Prescott Building Department and utility companies determined it was unsafe for residents to return to their apartments, leaving 90 people and several pets displaced.
The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross has arranged a temporary shelter at the Humboldt Unified School District Offices in Prescott Valley. Around 11 residents have chosen to stay at the shelter, while many others are staying with family, friends, and at hotels. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Prescott Fire says the outcome would’ve been different if the sprinkler system were not in place. According to a report from the National Fire Protection Agency, buildings with fire sprinkler systems successfully confine fire spread to the room of origin 95% of the time, compared to 71% of properties without.
Firefighters were called out to a fire at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The fire was at R & K Distributors on Whaley Street in Longview. Several engine companies arrived at the scene to battle the flames. Whaley St. was blocked eastbound as they worked to bring the fire under control.
At 6:15 p.m. Longview Fire Department officials say the fire was out, and there were no injuries. The sprinkler system assisted in putting out the fire.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Around 19 patients at HCA Florida Largo Hospital were evacuated to other rooms after a fire started in a patient’s room on Sunday night.
Largo Fire said around 8 p.m. smoke was seen coming from the third floor. Fire crews from Clearwater, Seminole, and Largo were called to assist.
“Preliminary investigation shows that a paper towel dispenser possibly overloaded with some batteries, and because again paper towels are highly flammable, it overheated the paper towels inside, started to drip molten plastic down onto the table that they had tissue paper and towels on and then it extended to the wall from there. It was contained at the height of about midway up the wall,” Largo Fire District Chief, Kyle Lighthiser, said.
Lighthiser said the fire burned through the paper towels and said it’s unclear how long the fire was burning before the sprinkler system put it out. He said the staff was told to shut down the air conditioning system so smoke wasn’t circulating.
Fire crews then walked through the building with air monitors to make sure it was safe.
Lighthiser said maintenance is cleaning up any flooding but added that general cleanup will take several days.
There were no reported injuries.
Arson investigators are looking into what caused a “suspicious” fire to break out at Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday night.
According to the LAFD, firefighters responded to City Hall – located at 200 N. Main Street in downtown L.A. – around 8 p.m.
Preliminary reports indicated that an object was apparently thrown into the building, causing the fire to start.
Fire crews arrived on scene and responded to an activated alarm on the second floor of the building. A sprinkler helped contain most of the fire, LAFD said.
“LAFD firefighters found evidence that the fire was started suspiciously,” a spokesperson for the LAFD confirmed to KTLA.
A fire department spokesperson told the LA Times that the fire started in the office of Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon Tso.
Tso later confirmed that there was a fire in her office, but also said that she could not comment further on the matter.
Arson investigators with the Los Angeles Fire Department are handling the ongoing investigation.