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“It could have been a much larger fire”: rapid sprinkler response prevents catastrophe

By Fred Durso, Jr. Sprinklers inside a home under construction were put to the test earlier this month during a fire inside a three-story home under construction in Petaluma, California. Per a report of the incident in The Press Democrat, the fire initiated in a first-floor room being used by construction workers. The sprinklers–so new, they had a dust covering over them–immediately activated. The sprinklers were also credited with aiding firefighter efforts, since the devices kept the blaze under control until the team extinguished it 20 minutes after their arrival. “Under different circumstances, it could have been a much larger fire,” Rancho Adobe Fire…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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