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One community, two house fires, a world of difference

By Fred Durso, Jr. Two recent Illinois house fires, which occurred in the same town during the same week, had starkly different outcomes. The fires occurred in Park Ridge, an affluent community of 40,000 residents in a compact, eight-square-mile area that is the childhood home of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The morning of February 21, two fire sprinklers activated and rapidly extinguished a fire in a single-family home. Fire Marshal Kevin Plach reported that the sprinklers, designed in accordance with NFPA 13D, Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, did its job of not only preventing flashover but also…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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