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Fire in New Jersey dorm room doused by sprinkler
The Jersey Journal May 23, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A small fire broke out in a dorm room at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., a college official said, and faulty wiring is believed to have been the cause. The sprinklers in the room activated automatically and the fire was doused immediately, college official said, adding that no one was in the dorm at the time. More



2 children saved in Illinois fire
Chicago Sun-Times May 20, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two pre-teenage girls escaped injury after being rescued from a bedroom of their burning apartment in Woodridge, Ill. An automatic sprinkler system activated at the start of the fire, which Lisle-Woodridge Fire District Bureau Chief Jim French said prevented the flames from spreading. Firefighters had the blaze under control within five minutes of their arrival. More

Apartment fire contained in Connecticut
The Day May 20, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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A sprinkler system and firefighters contained a fire in a second-floor apartment at the Thames River Family Program located in Norwich, Conn., a secure residence for mothers and children. Residents were evacuated until the fire was put out and no one was injured from the blaze. More



Officials investigating cause of Ohio discount store fire
Akron Beacon Journal May 23, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The origin of the fire that began in a storage room at an east side Akron, Ohio, discount store appears to be suspicious in nature. Everyone evacuated the store when firefighters arrived and reported a working fire was in progress and that the sprinkler system had been activated, the fire department reports. More

South Carolina apartment fire displaces 8
WCSC-TV May 21, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Bluffton, S.C., fire department responded to an apartment fire. Seven adults and one child were displaced by the apartment fire. The fire started outside the apartment and activated the sprinkler system on site. The blaze caused minimal damage according to Bluffton Fire Department Captain Randy Hunter. More



Sprinkler saves Fairbanks, Alaska City Hall from fire
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner May 18, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A sprinkler system saved a small trash fire in Fairbanks, Alaska City Hall from becoming much worse. A spark likely landed in a trash bag when workers were using machinery, and smoldering for several hours. The sprinkler was activated and extinguishing the fire and alerting the Fairbanks Fire Department, said Assistant Fire Chief Ernie Misewicz. More

Fire damaged semis, threatened Schreiber Foods Plant
WBAY-TV May 24, 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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Fire damaged several semi-trucks and a building in De Pere, Wis. The fire was at the Schreiber Foods plant by the loading dock. The De Pere Fire Department says flames spread from one semi tractor and its trailer to another trailer, reaching into the loading dock doors. The fire department credits the sprinkler system for preventing a "catastrophic fire." More
 
 
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