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Kitchen fire kept under control thanks to fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. A recent fire in Connecticut could have been much worse if not for fire sprinklers. A kitchen fire at a Fairfield residence on August 23 was successfully contained by the overhead sprinklers, limiting damage to just two of the 54 apartments, according to the Fairfield Citizen. The Fairfield Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood issued the following statement in the wake of the event: “The occupants of the building were extremely lucky that this building had sprinklers and that the sprinklers kept the fire in check. The damage would have been much worse had there not been sprinklers.” Thwarting greater…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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