Friday, November 9, 2012

Fire Department credits automatic sprinkler system for dousing apartment fire before it could spread

Incident Date: 11/9/2012
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 320 E. 32nd Street
Incident Type: Residential Apartment Fire 

A fire that started in a ground floor unit of a five-story apartment building this morning was quickly extinguished by an automatic sprinkler system before any damage from smoke or fire could occur. Fire Department personnel said the fire was confined to its point of origin.  Crews from several fire stations worked together to prevent further water damage to the apartment, which was estimated at $3,000.