Washington house fire kept tenable thanks to sprinkler activation

By Fred Durso, Jr. An alarming 32 deaths from house fires occurred during the week of October 5, bringing the total number of media-reported civilian fire deaths this year to nearly 1,800, per a weekly report released by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The outcome of a recent fire in Washington State was far less tragic, thanks to the rapid response of a home fire sprinkler system. On October 1, the Olympia Fire Department responded to the fire at a multi-family resident. Upon arriving at the scene, they noticed a sprinkler head in the kitchen doing its job following an unattended cooking incident. Firefighters…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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