On Wednesday 19 August 2015 at 10:52 crews were called to a 'flooding from fourth floor' of a 12 storey purpose built block of flats (circa 2004). On arrival crews saw water running from the balcony of a flat on the 4th floor. Shortly after it was discovered that smoke was emitting from the building. On investigation crews found that there was a fire inside flat 14 on the 4th floor of the building.. A fire had occurred within the kitchen of the two bedroomed property and a
On 7th August 2015 at 01:47 Leicestershire FRS were mobilised to a report of a roof fire at a Kickboxing club in Leicester. Upon arrival the fire was located inside the roof. Crews made entry into the building, deploying BA and hose-reels and one jet to cover the fire. One sprinkler head had operated inside the roof space and had controlled the fire, preventing the fire from spreading to the rest of the roof space. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire without any diffi
Thanks to Nationwide sprinklers for this information: At around 15:45 hours on Wednesday 5th August 2015, Notts F&RS mobilised two appliances to a report of fire in a dust extraction unit at a joinery workshop in Catton Road, Arnold, Nottingham. Upon arrival the fire was located inside the unit but additionally to deploying one hosereel and one jet to cover the fire, it was noted that the sprinkler system had operated. Crew manager Zac Goodspeed told Keith Rhodes that upon ar
The Shard, London 4th July 2015 Fire-fighters from LFB were called at 11:12 on Tuesday 4th August to a small oven fire in a restaurant at the Shard on St Thomas Street in Southwark. This is Europe's tallest building. The oven fire was on the 33rd floor and it was extinguished by sprinklers fitted in the building. Staff on site evacuated around 100 customers from restaurants on levels 31, 32 and 33 and there were no injuries. The rest of the building was unaffected. Station M
Yate (Bristol) packaging production factory 30th July 2015 Crews were mobilised to a cardboard packaging production facility in Yate near Bristol at 10-36 on Thursday 30 July 2015. The premises (150m X 75m) were sprinklered and upon arrival it was noted that some sprinklers had activated in the bailing area within a compactor room. Crews set up in BA (4) with 2 x hose reel and a 45mm safety jet however the sprinkler activation controlled and contained the fire to a small a
Sprinkler save at Glasgow Shopping Centre 24th July 2015 Scottish F&RS reports that at 04:55 hours on Friday 24th July, they received a call to a report of fire on the first floor at a 20m x15m mobile phone retail outlet in the Forge Shopping Centre, Gallowgate, Glasgow. Initial investigations appear to point to the seat of the fire being a lap top computer which had been left on. An attendance of 3 pumping appliances was despatched and 4 BA and two hose-reels being deployed.
On 19th July 2015 a fire occurred in the pulp storage area of a paper producer in Kings Lynn. All the storage bays were mostly full of pulp, potentially providing a massive fire loading in a building understood to be one of the largest in Norfolk.
The on-site sprinkler system activated confining the fire to a single bay and damping down operations completed by Norfolk FRS personnel.
The cause of the fire is under investigation but friction sparks from wire bailing materi
Successful suppression activation at Alfreton recycling plant: 12th July 2015 At 00:48 on Sunday 12th July 2015 Derbyshire F&RS received a call to a fire in the main waste processing area at a recycling plant in Somercotes, Alfreton, The waste transfer building is a single storey brick and metal clad structure about80n x 30m dimensions, used for the storage of ‘recyclable bulky waste’ and ‘brown waste’ prior to it being relocated to the appropriate recycling centres, turned