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Oak Creek apartment fire extinguished by fire sprinklers

OAK CREEK, WI (December 19, 2018) - The evening of December 19th, the Oak Creek Fire Department responded to a report of an apartment fire in a multifamily building. Upon arrival, crews found that the fire had been controlled and extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. The cause of the fire was from unattended cooking; restricted to the cooking vessel and no extension was found to the structure. Occupants were [...]


Apartment fire extinguished quickly by fire sprinkler system

WEST BEND, WI (September 29, 2018) - On Sept. 29 at 7:43 pm, the West Bend Police Department and the West Bend Fire Department were dispatched to a stove fire at the Amity Apartments on Main Street. Upon arrival, it was noticed that the fire was quickly extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. The apartment renter reported she left a pan of grease on the stove unattended, which then started [...]


Texas Road House restaurant fire kept from spreading by fire sprinklers

JANESVILLE, WI ( September 14, 2018) - Fire sprinklers prevented a fire from spreading inside the Texas Road House restaurant in Janesville. According to Battalion Chief Chris Lukas, the Janesville Fire Department received a call at 12:17 a.m. on Friday morning that flames and smoke were visible. The fire was limited to the building’s exterior. Firefighters put out the fire within minutes of arriving. Sprinklers did activate and kept the [...]


Fire sprinklers kept parking garage fire at bay

CITY OF MADISON, WI  (September 12, 2018) - On September 12, 2018 a fire sprinkler contained a fire that started in a moped in an underground parking garage on Bedford Street in Madison. Firefighters found smoke coming from the garage. Ladder Company 1 entered the parking area where a sprinkler activated keeping the fire at bay. Ladder 1 extinguished the remaining fire with a water can extinguisher and began ventilating [...]


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 [...]

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