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Kitchen fire at senior high-rise apartment building suppressed with help from sprinkler system (Owensboro, KY)

The call that every Owensboro firefighter fears came in at 12:07 a.m. Saturday: A fire on the 16th floor of Roosevelt House I, 2920 Yale Place.  “It was a kitchen fire,” Chief Steve Mitchell said later Saturday. “The sprinkler system had been activated, and we were able to knock the fire down fairly quickly.”  But more than 200 senior citizens live in the 18-story building, Owensboro’s tallest, and the 911 system was flooded with calls from people needing help evacuating the building, Mitchell said.  There were no serious injuries.

Sprinkler system aids firefighters at health club fire (Owensboro, KY)

A health club had a fire occur in one of it’s clothes dryers. The dryer, which was full of towels, caught fire, and the outside of the unit began to burn. The heat from the fire activated the fire sprinkler which was near it; the sprinkler controlled the fire until fire crews arrived. Thirty people were in the building when the fire occurred but were able to evacuate safely.

Fire sprinklers save popular movie theater, no injuries reported (Lexington, KY)

A fire broke out inside the Movie Tavern off Richmond Road in Lexington, forcing everyone out of the building.  Firefighters were called to the scene around noon. When they arrived, they found a fire in the office on the first floor.  The sprinkler system already had most of the fire contained by the time crews got there, but everyone in the building was evacuated as a precaution.