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Sprinklers “aggressively” attack residential fire

By Fred Durso, Jr. Julie Frasure, co-chair of the California Fire Sprinkler Coalition, forwarded us a great sprinkler save that showcases the power of these devices (and a post-holiday reminder that dried-out Christmas trees are a significant fire hazard). Last month, the Santa Monica Fire Department made entry into a residence with a reported fire via its second-story balcony. Several factors caused the fire, including a dry, non-watered tree and a possible short in the string of decorative lights, according to a news release by the fire department. A resident suffered second-degree burns while attempting to move the burning tree to the building’s exterior….

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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