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Wilmington, NC – Sprinkler system contains fire at commercial building; No injuries reported

Crews responded to a fire in downtown Wilmington at the Roudabush Building Tuesday morning, July 16, according to the city’s fire department.

Per the Wilmington Fire Department, firefighters responded to a business on S Front Street at around 11:15 a.m. The fire was contained by the sprinkler system, and nobody was injured.

As the businesses survey the damage, both The Husk and Yosake are closed.

“We are thankful for everyone who has already been a part of trying to get us back on our feet, and we will keep everyone posted as we move forward from this. We hope to see you soon,” a Yosake announcement states.

Charlotte, NC – Sprinkler system extinguishes apartment fire; No injuries reported

Firefighters rescued two dogs from an apartment fire in north Charlotte Wednesday, officials said. 

Charlotte Fire responded to a fire at an apartment complex on Waterford Valley Circle, which is just off West W.T. Harris Boulevard and West Sugar Creek Road, around noon on Wednesday.

The fire was quickly put out by the building’s sprinkler system and no one was hurt during the incident, according to Charlotte Fire officials. Two dogs were rescued from inside the building and are expected to be OK.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. CFD posted photos and videos from the scene and there wasn’t any apparent damage to the building.

No further information was released.

Asheville, NC – Sprinkler system activated for fire in dumpster; No injuries reported

Update at 9 a.m.:

Fire was contained to the dumpster thanks to the activation of the sprinkler system. No reported injuries.

Original story:

A building in Asheville, North Carolina, was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a dumpster fire inside the building, according to the Asheville Fire Department.

The Pisgah building was evacuated at about 6:45 a.m. because of a dumpster full of wood chips on fire inside the building.

Charlotte, NC – Sprinkler system activated for fire at apartment complex; No injuries reported

Charlotte Fire officials say they responded to an apartment fire in the SouthPark area Monday morning.

First responders said the fire originated in a living room at the Allure apartment complex in the 5700 block of Carnegie Boulevard. They said upon arrival, smoke was coming out of the 350-unit structure.

The fire was contained by a sprinkler head at the apartment of origin, and was under control in 34 minutes.

First-floor apartments around unit sustained some water damage. Firefighters said the estimated property/content loss was $55,000.

Medic also responded to the incident and said they did not transport patients.

Fayetteville, NC – Apartment fire extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

An investigation is underway after an apartment fire in Fayetteville forced multiple people of their homes.

Crews responded to the three-story complex on Bunce Road and Cliffdale Road around 1:23 a.m.

Fire officials say smoke was found coming from a unit on the third floor.

They say crews found a kitchen fire that was extinguished by the sprinkler system.

The power had to be turned off to multiple units due to water damage from the sprinklers.

Officials say Red Cross is helping multiple residents because of that damage.

No one was hurt.

The cost of damages are estimated to be around $15,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Boone, NC – Sprinkler system extinguishes electrical fire at restaurant

This past Saturday, June 24th, at 4:00am Station 2 was alerted to an automatic fire alarm activation on Watauga Village Drive. Engine 6 arrived to find the sprinkler system activated and smoke coming from a restaurant at the end of the building. Capt. Wilson immediately upgraded the incident to a working structure fire.

Crews deployed hose and forced entry into the building. Upon entry, it was found that the sprinkler system had put out a small fire in the kitchen.

Upon investigation, it was deemed to be an electrical fire that had spread to nearby combustible materials.

This incident highlights the importance of sprinkler systems in reducing fire growth and saving lives!

Responding Units:

Engine 6, Engine 4, Ladder 1, Squad 1, Tanker 2, Chief 21, Bat. Chief Propst, Bat Chief Brown, and numerous off-duty personnel.

High Point, NC – Sprinkler system activated for fire at factory; No injuries reported

A fire damaged part of the Akzo Nobel factory in the southern part of the city Tuesday morning and forced a temporary evacuation of the complex, which produces specialized paints and coatings.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. at the factory in the 1400 block of Progress Avenue.

Employees in the building where the fire was immediately evacuated, and the building remains shut down until further notice, Akzo Nobel said in a statement to The High Point Enterprise.

Firefighters saw flames coming from part of one building when they arrived, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Evans of the High Point Fire Department said. The fire started in a vat in a production area. A sprinkler system activated and kept the fire from spreading further, he said.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control in eight minutes, and no one was injured.

Three buildings were initially evacuated while firefighters brought the blaze under control, Evans said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it is being ruled an accident, he said.

A dollar estimate of the damage wasn’t available Tuesday.

Fifteen units and 33 firefighters went to the fire scene.

Brevard, NC – Sprinkler system activated for kitchen fire at retirement community; No injuries reported

The Brevard City Fire Department said crews responded to a kitchen fire at the College Walk Retirement Community early Sunday morning.

Officials said crews responded to the scene along N. College Row shortly after Midnight.

According to officials, when crews arrived, they noticed smoke from the kitchen, so they activated the sprinkler system, which contained the flames, and helped firefighters extinguish them. Thankfully, officials reported that no injuries were reported following the incident.

The Transylvania County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

Grantsboro, NC – Sprinkler system activated for fire at restaurant; No injuries reported

Multiple departments in Pamlico and Craven Counties were responding to a fire at a restaurant in Grantsboro Monday morning.

The fire was at The Great Wall restaurant, next to Food Lion.

The sprinkler system kept the fire under control, according to a responding fire marshal. Crews got on the scene and doused the flames that were confined to the kitchen, although the kitchen did receive significant damage. Crews had to break the front and back doors to get into the restaurant.

There was no damage to the rest of the plaza.

No one was reported as hurt.

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