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 [...]


Grocery store fire quickly controlled by fire sprinkler

CROSS PLAINS, WI (April 1, 2018) - A small fire in a Piggly Wiggly grocery store was quickly controlled by one fire sprinkler. The Cross Plains Fire Chief credits the sprinkler system for saving lives and protecting property. The store opened shortly after clean-up.


Hartford Apartment Complex Fire

HARTFORD, WI (February 28, 2018) - The Hartford Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene of a 12-unit apartment building for a report of a cooking fire, smoke, and visible flames. This is a newly constructed complex (March 2017) with installed residential fire sprinklers. The occupant reported she was heating about 4-inches of cooking oil in steel pot on the cooktop, and she answered her phone. She went [...]


Fire Sprinkler Saves Pets And Stops Apartment Fire From Becoming Deadly

GREEN BAY, WI, (February 18, 2018) – Green Bay Metro Fire Department crews responded to a fire at an 80-unit apartment building at 2809 University Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single sprinkler activated and extinguished a fire inside a closest in a second floor unit. The fire was the result of careless use of smoking materials. The tenant was not home at the time, but two pet cats were inside [...]


Fire sprinklers extinguishes fire in Brookfield restaurant

BROOKFIELD, WI (FEBRUARY 12, 2018) The City of Brookfield Fire Department was called regarding a possible chimney fire at the Mr. B’s restaurant. The Brookfield Fire Department was notified by passersby that there appeared to be heavy smoke and fire embers coming from the chimney. During the investigation, a fire sprinkler activated and extinguished the fire that extended beyond the chimney. Patrons and employees safely evacuated. Firefighters from the Town [...]


Apartment fire put out by fire sprinklers saves tenants and pets

WAUPUN, WI (JANUARY 20, 2018) A fire on Fraser Lane damaged a unit in an apartment complex. Two tenants and three pets living in the unit were able to safely leave. The Waupun Fire Chief B.J. DeMaa said that the building's sprinkler system put the fire out. The fire damaged items in the kitchen and in the unit on the lower level of the apartment building. Chief DeMaa said all [...]