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Dormitory fire contained by fire sprinkler

LACROSSE, WI (August 10, 2018) - On Thursday, August 9th at 6:47p.m. the La Crosse Fire Department was dispatched to a call at UW-La Crosse for a fire in a dormitory. Upon arrival there was moderate smoke on the first floor of the building. One sprinkler had discharged and extinguished the fire. There was minimal fire and smoke damage. The hall was closed at the time and no students were [...]


NFSAWI Educates Attendees at the Builders Home Show

The NFSA Wisconsin Chapter, part of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition, participated in the Beyond Green display at the Metropolitan Builders Association Home Show. The display featured a mirror image of a home—one half was the rough construction, and the other half was the final construction. The NFPA13D system was designed and installed by the Design Build Fire Protection. Members from the Wisconsin Fire Chief’s Association, the [...]


Fire sprinkler extinguished fire in FedEx distribution center

CITY OF MADISON (July 15, 2018) -A fire that broke out over the weekend at a FedEx distribution center was extinguished by an automatic fire sprinkler. The City of Madison Fire Department responded to the call on Hanson Road for a water flow alarm. Firefighters entered the building to find an activated fire sprinkler that extinguished a fire. Firefighters moved boxes in the area where the fire occurred to minimize [...]


Madison apartment fire contained by fire sprinkler

CITY OF MADISON, WI (July 3, 2018) - City of Madison firefighters responded to a call at the Mills Street apartment building at 2:21 a.m., July 3, 2018 to find the fire contained by an automatic fire sprinkler. The building’s automatic alarm system indicated water flow in a fourth-floor apartment. A resident said a hand towel caught fire after coming in contact with a candle. The heat from the fire [...]


Fire in corporation contained by fire sprinkler

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (June 17, 2018) – The Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department responded to a call at 11:20 p.m. to the UniFirst Corporation. A fire started in totes containing oily rags, and it spread to a nearby storage shed and forklift. Fire Capt. Bob Barteck said from the point of origin, the fire spread to the building and activated a fire sprinkler. Firefighters completely extinguished the fire. Source: Wisconsin Rapids [...]


No injuries in nursing home fire contained by sprinkler system

KENOSHA, WI (June 12, 2018) – The Kenosha Fire Department and Kenosha Police responded to a call that reported smoke in the basement, and the facility's smoke alarms were activated at the Clairidge House about 6:15 p.m. There was a fire which was contained by a sprinkler system with activation in the bathroom where the fire began. Kenosha Police said the fire appeared to be intentionally set in a garbage [...]


Fire sprinklers contain truck fire in building

WAUKESHA, WI (May 27, 2018) - Fire sprinklers contained a fire in a large box truck used to deliver cooking oil until the City of Waukesha Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire. Three sprinklers contained the fire to the engine compartment with some extension into the cab. There was little fire damage to the building. The tenant is allowed to stay in the space and continue to operate. The [...]


Fire in industrial plant and coating company contained by sprinkler system

OSHKOSH, WI (April 24, 2018) – A fire occurred inside the A.P. Nonweiler plant in Oshkosh. The fire department was called to the plant just after 6 p.m. Upon arrival, the plant’s fire sprinkler system was activated containing the fire. The firefighters extinguished the remaining flames. According to the Oshkosh Fire Department; the fire was started by static electricity. There were no injuries. Source: Oshkosh Northwestern


Sprinkler system helped control kitchen fire

FITCHBURG, WI (April 19, 2018) The fire department was called for a structure fire, which received notification through a central alarm system. The fire was controlled by an extinguisher and the sprinkler system in the kitchen, where the fire started. An initial investigation found that the occupant was frying food on the stovetop while eating in an adjacent room. The oil ignited and spread to cabinets. The resident is displaced [...]


Fire quickly extinguished at company facility with fire sprinkler system

SUSSEX, WI (April 17, 2018) – The Sussex Fire Department was called to the Quad/Graphics Sussex facility for a small fire in the paper recycling area. According to an official with Quad/Graphics, the fire started on a piece of equipment that shreds and bails excess paper. The fire was quickly extinguished by employees and the internal fire sprinkler system. The fire department was called as a precaution. There were no [...]

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