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Nottingham Primary School: 26th May 2017

Sprinkler save at Nottingham Primary School: 26th May 2017 Two fire appliances were called to a fire which occurred at 15:38 on the afternoon of Friday 26th May 2017 when a fire started in a first floor toilet block in a Primary School. The school is a new build and opened in 2016 and is owned by the local authority. The fire alarm activated and the building was safely evacuated. The heat was sufficient however to activate a single sprinkler head above the toilet cubicle involved and this extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of the fire crews. They then proceed to use PPV to ventilate the area and engage in 'salvage' operations to remove water and debris (environmental protection unit

Riverdale Shopping Centre, Hither Green: 25th May 2017

Riverdale Shopping Centre, Hither Green: 25th May 2017 At just before 16:00 on Thursday 25th May, a fire started due to an electrical fault in a drinks chiller cabinet in a 40m x20m retail unit at the Riverdale Shopping Complex in Hither Green, London. The complex comprises 74 units over a single floor footprint of about 100m x 100m. There were 10 staff and 20 customers in the shop at the time and all told about 150 persons safely evacuated the centre due to the fire. Upon arrival. London Fire Brigade personnel deployed breathing apparatus wearers with a hose reel but the fire was being controlled by a single sprinkler head in close proximity to the seat of the fire. Fire service crews extin

Thamesmead Waste transfer site: 25th May 2017

Thamesmead Waste transfer site: 25th May 2017 At 04:20 on the morning of Thursday 25th May, London Fire Brigade received a call to a fire in a concrete storage area containing loose refuse materials at a waste transfer site in Thamesmead. Six pumps were mobilised to what may have been a protracted incident. The fire was in about 400m³ of waste material and three sprinkler heads had activated prior to the arrival of the fire service, helping to control the fire. The fire was extinguished by the London Fire Brigade using main jets and on site mechanical digger and the incident closed after three and a half hours.

Gateshead hotel: 19th May 2016

Sprinkler save at Gateshead hotel: 19th May 2016 Tyne and Wear F&RS have sent notification of a recent sprinkler save: Three fire appliances were called to a fire which occurred at 05:41 on the morning of Friday 19th May when frying pan had been left on an induction hob at a servery in a hotel at the Metro Centre, Gateshead. The fire alarm activated and the building was safely evacuated. the heat was sufficient however to activate a single sprinkler head above the servery and this extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of the fire crews. They then proceed to use PPV to ventilate the area and engage in 'salvage' operations to remove water and debris. The restaurant reopened to customers

Leicester Factory: 4th May 2017.

Leicester Factory: 4th May 2017..........The following is an extract from the Leicester Mercury Workers were evacuated from an industrial unit in the early hours of today morning due to a fire thought to be caused by an electrical fault. Fire-fighters were called to a printers in Tollwell Road, in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, at 2am. One appliance from Western Station, one from Birstall and one from Eastern attended. Staff had left the premises by the time fire-fighters had arrived. The fire involving three compressors and one electric motor on a mezzanine floor caused severe fire damage. There was also heavy smoke damage to the first floor and light smoke damage to ground floor of the buildin

Birmingham Bull Ring Centre jewellery store : 28th April 2017

Birmingham Bull Ring Centre jewellery store : 28th April 2017............ The following is an extract from a report in the Birmingham Mail Birmingham's Bullring was evacuated today as fire-fighters rushed to the scene in Birmingham city centre when a fire broke out at Goldsmiths jewellery store in the Upper West Hall around 12.30pm this afternoon. Shoppers and staff were told to evacuate the building over the loudspeaker as fire-fighters and four fire appliances rushed to the scene in Birmingham city centre. The fire is thought to have been started inside bins to the rear of the building, near to the shop's stockroom. However the fire had been put out by sprinklers in the store moments befor

Debenhams, Southend on Sea, 25th April 2017

Debenhams, Southend on Sea, 25th April 2017 Essex F&RS report a successful sprinkler activation at the Debenhams store in ’The Royals’ shopping centre at Southend on Sea on 25th April 2017. The fire started at just after 13:45 on the afternoon among hanging garments in the ground floor clothing section of the 3 floor store. Store staff initially tackled the fire with dry powder extinguishers and a hose reel but then 2 pendant heads on the stores sprinkler system activated to prevent further spread. Four Essex F&RS crews were mobilised and the fire was out in about 10 minutes with about 4m² area of fire damage. In excess of 100 occupants of the store all evacuated safely and the area was cord

Birmingham factory: 23rd April 2017

Concentric pumps Ltd, Erdington, Birmingham: 23rd April 2017....................................... The following is an extract from the Sutton Coldfield Observer A fire occurred at around 6am on Sunday (April 23rd) at Concentric Pumps Limited at Gravelly Industrial Park , off Tyburn Road. Green watch crews from Erdington Fire Station, along with crews from Aston and Ward End sent to the scene following an alarm activation. Fire crews saw smoke 'issuing from the roof' of the two-storey factory, which was 80 metres by 165 metres and forced their way in to the premises. The fire service sent in six officers using breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze at the site. The

Southampton retail store: 31st March 2017

Marks and Spencer in the West Quay shopping centre had a lucky escape when the sprinkler system kicked in after a fire started. The fire broke out in a row of industrial refrigerators, damaging two items. Hampshire Fire and Rescue said that without the sprinkler system safety feature the entire row of 20 products would have probably been destroyed in addition to potential damage to other stock and a possible costly closure to the store. The fire broke out inside a refrigerator in the store’s food hall at on New Years’ Eve last year and involved five engines, specialist vehicles and about 25 firefighters from across the county. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two hoses and tactical ventilat

Private dwelling, Medway, Tamworth, Friday 31st March 2017

Sprinkler save in single private dwelling, Medway, Tamworth, Friday 31st March 2017 At 01:23 on Friday 31st March, Staffordshire FRS mobilised an Officer and an appliance from Belgrave to a house fire in Medway, Tamworth. Being close to the border with Warwickshire the second appliance and an Officer were mobilised from Polesworth. The fire was in the lounge on the ground floor caused by a discarded cigarette, which ignited some paper and plastic Tupperware container. The occupants consisted of an elderly couple and their disabled grandson who was 25 years old and bedbound. The property was fitted with working smoke alarms which raised the alarm. The male who was sleeping upstairs heard the

Birtley manufacturing facility sprinkler save: 22nd March 2017

Birtley manufacturing facility sprinkler save: 22nd March 2017 A manufacturing plant in Birtley, near Washington, was saved from serious damage thanks to a sprinkler system which activated after a fire broke out on the morning of Wednesday, 22 March. Two Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service crews from Birtley and Washington were called to the manufacturing and fabrication factory after the alarm was raised shortly after 10am. The fire was caused by a motor overheating in a shot blasting booth. The sprinkler system suppressed the fire and confined it to the 20m x 20m shot blasting area. Machinery and all cabling and plastics in the booth were 100% severely damaged by fire. The fire was extin

London recycling centre: 16th March 2017

A sprinkler system prevented a serious fire at an industrial recycling warehouse in Kensal Green on Thursday (March 16) night, firefighters have said. Around 15 workers evacuated the building in Scrubs Lane before London Fire Brigade (LFB) attended, after being called 11.02pm. An industrial shredder containing construction waste was completely gutted in the blaze, according to the LFB. The fire was under control by 2.06am. Park Royal watch manager Dan Green, who was at the scene, said a sprinkler saved further damaged. He added: "The sprinkler system undoubtedly helped contain the fire from spreading further. "Firefighters also worked extremely hard to create a water relay from a nearby cana

Stoke on Trent watermist save: 16th March 2017

Sprinkler save at Oak Priory, Castle Grove, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent Thursday 16th March 2017 At 05:53 on Thursday 16th March, Staffordshire FRS were called to a flat fire persons reported at the Oak Priory, Extracare village. The state of the art building containing 175 flats over 3 storeys was completed two years ago and benefits from having a misting system throughout both the flats and common areas. The fire was in the lounge in a second floor, single occupancy flat. The occupier was lead to safety thanks to the alarm system and the quick actions of the staff. A single head of the misting system activated shortly after the occupant had left, containing the fire to an armchair. There

Chippenham plastics factory: 16th March 2017

Sprinkler Save in Chippenham At 01:36 on Thursday 16th March 2017, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call to a commercial unit storing plastics, in Chippenham Wiltshire. A fire had occurred in a first floor mezzanine level of a building measuring 50x100 metres. Appliances from Chippenham and Corsham attended and found that the fire involved a cage of portable scanners awaiting recycling. One sprinkler head activated which extinguished most of the fire. One BA crew with hosereel jet was required to extinguish a remaining small fire. Fire damage was limited to one storage stillage of 1.2x 1.2metres and the fire was extinguished and area ventilated with 30 minutes of arriva

Avonmouth factory: 12th March 2017

FIRE-FIGHTERS raced to Filton in the early hours of this morning after a fire broke out in a factory. Four crews responded to the callout at 2.41am, two from Avonmouth, one from Southmead and one from Temple Fire Station in Bristol. The fire, which originated from a laser cutting machine, was extinguished by the building’s automatic suppression system, and was put out by the time crews had arrived. Fire-fighters proceeded to inspect the building and the equipment to ensure it was safe.

Camden indoor market: 27th February 2017

London Fire Brigade were called to a major indoors market and shop to tackle two blazes last night They have urged businesses to get sprinklers, after they helped keep the fire under control at Camden Stable’s Market on Chalk Farm Road last night. The indoor market’s sprinkler system helped control the fire until the fire brigade arrived at around midnight on Monday. Fire crews were able to confine the fire to the ground floor unit and the blaze was under control by 01.30am. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “This incident highlights the clear benefits of sprinklers to businesses and we would urge all companies and business owners to install them. “In this case the sprinklers controll

Teddington secondary School: 27th February 2017

Teddington secondary School: 27th February 2017 At 09:39 on Monday 27th February 2017, London Fire Brigade received a call to Teddington School (TW11). A fire had occurred in a first floor science lab at the 3 storey building which was built in 2011 and features an atrium. The fire involved the use of a Bunsen burner which ignited nearby combustible materials. It was of sufficient intensity to activate 3 sprinkler head which extinguished the fire. Fire damage was limited to the room of origin and the room was out of commission for the remainder of the day.

Cambridge high street shop. 23rd February 2017

Cambridge high street shop. 23rd February 2017 Shortly after midnight on Thursday 23rd February an electrical fire occurred in a Day Spa on St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge. The fire triggered one head on the sprinkler system in the basement area of the adjoining John Lewis store. Three crews, two from Cambridge and one from Cottenham, dealt with the incident using hose reels and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke. They had returned to their stations by 4.50am. More information has been requested