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Two house fires, days apart, result in starkly different outcomes due to sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Earlier this month, an unattended candle was the catalyst for a house fire in Utah that was deemed a total loss by the North Tooele County Fire District. Per a report by a Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City, a man, woman, and dog were able to escape the blaze, initiated by a candle inside a master closet that ignited nearby clothing.The end result was the loss of their home, with the damage estimated to be $300,000. Ten days later, fire service members in the not-too-distant town of Layton arrived to the scene of a house fire and witnessed the…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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