Automatic Sprinkler Extinguishes Fire In East Side Storage Room
An automatic fire sprinkler is credited for catching and extinguishing an accidental fire at an east side shelter.
Engine Co. 5 was dispatched to 4006 Nakoosa Trail to investigate a fire alarm. The call was upgraded to a full structure fire response upon reports that sprinklers had activated in the building.
Crews arrived to find water flowing out from a storage room. Inside, a number of items, including clothing and cardboard boxes, were damaged from fire but the fire was already out. Investigators determined the fire started as a result of stored items being placed too close to a heating source in that room. The fire generated enough radiant heat to activate a nearby sprinkler head, resulting in prompt extinguishment prior to MFD’s arrival.
The fire was contained to the area of origin, and nobody was injured or displaced.