Epsom open plan flat : 29th June 2016

Epsom Flat fire sprinkler save: 29th June 2016. On 29th June at 00.04 hours a fire occurred in a flat in a 3 floor 26 x 27 meter supported living property in Epsom, Surrey. The property was a sprinklered development designed to BS9251 and one concealed head activated in the open plan kitchen area, extinguishing the accidental fire. On arrival the fire service ensured the fire was out and used PPV to remove the smoke from the property.

London Office/leisure complex: 26th June 2016

Sprinkler save at London Office/Leisure complex. Sunday 26th June 2016 At just before 01:00 on Sunday 26th June, London Fire Brigade received to reports of a fire in a basement gymnasium at a 4 storey office and leisure complex in London EC3. A security guard, responding to a fire alarm alert had noticed smoke filling the basement area of the building and alerted the fire brigade. An evacuation of the estimated 400 persons in the large ground floor night club took place before the arrival of the two appliance that were mobilised. It was noted that one sprinkler head was operating in response to a fire in a light fitting within the gymnasium and that this had extinguished the fire. Fire crew

Manchester department store: 19th June 2016

A fire broke out in a Manchester city centre department store which had to be evacuated for several hours on Sunday afternoon. Fire crews were called to the blaze on the third floor of the building - understood to be a stock room - at just before noon. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said investigations are ongoing into the cause of the fire. He said: “Crew were called to the department store building at 11.54am on Sunday. “The fire was in a third floor stock room. Sprinklers inside the building were activated which put out the flames. “Fire crews remained at the scene for several hours to ensure all was safe inside the building. “A fire investigation involving the

London Office block: 31st May 2016

London Office Block sprinkler save: 31st May 2016 At 15:47 on Tuesday 31st May 2016, London Fire Brigade mobilised two pumps to a fire in a ground floor brasserie at a multi-purpose group occupancy in Threadneedle Street in the city of London. The 10 storey (plus basements)building comprises mainly offices with retail outlets at lower levels. The fire developed in electrical cabling in a refrigeration unit in the coffee shop area but was suppressed/ extinguished by one head on the buildings wet pipe sprinkler system. No fire-fighting action was required by attending crews. Fire damage is reported to be 5% of the refrigeration unit and crews isolated the sprinkler system and completed the inc

Corby Dwelling: 27th May 2016

Corby dwelling sprinkler save: Friday 27th May 2016 On Friday 27th May 2016 a fire involving a wok occurred in the kitchen of a house in Corby, Northamptonshire. This is a at a sprinklered development of a number of homes set back from the main road. The report says that ‘last Friday night our customer was cooking with a wok, things got out of hand and the wok caught alight setting off the kitchen sprinkler. The customer turned off the sprinkler system as the wok fire was out in moments, redecorated the kitchen ready for a family event the following evening.’ The sprinkler system is design to BS9251 and one concealed head activated in the kitchen area, extinguishing the fire. An engineer att

London Industrial Laundry : 20th May 2016

Sprinkler save at London industrial laundry : 20th May 2016 (source LFB) At 13:15 hours on Friday 20th May 2016, London Fire Brigade received a call to a report of fire in an industrial dryer at a 2 storey laundry building measuring 50m x 100m in Acre Lane, SW2. A total of 4 appliances were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews located the seat of the fire as being in the drum of the machine. Later investigation revealed that during the drying process, one towel had manage to become entangled in the drum machinery causing it to catch alight through friction. The fire then spread to the rest of the load in the tumble dryer. Fortunately the fire was contained to the dryer and immed

Grantham commercial hatchery: 17th May 2016

Sprinkler save at Grantham hatchery : 17th May 2016 At 04:39 hours on Tuesday 17th May 2016, Lincolnshire F&RS received a call to a report of fire at a commercial hatchery in Grantham. Two fire appliances from Grantham Fire Station were mobilised. The seat of fire was discovered to be a commercial tumble dryer with a laundry at the hatchery, the alarm having been raised by the automatic fire alarm. The fire had developed sufficiently to also activate the sprinkler system, with a single head nearest to the tumble dryer operating automatically to control and contain the fire, preventing it from spreading from the dryer. F&RS personnel were able to extinguish the fire using a CO2 extinguisher

Purfleet warehouse: 12th May 2016

Firefighters were called to a fire at the Tescos warehouse in Purfleet at 06:59 on Thursday 12th May 2016. The accidental fire was caused by an industrial cleaning machine "catching fire" and firefighters from Grays used breathing apparatus to attack the fire using one hose reel jet. The fire was extinguished by 07:46hrs. The OIC of the incident reported...'The warehouse did have a working sprinkler system fitted and one head activated directly above the mechanical sit on floor sweeper this prevented the fire spreading, but could not extinguish as the fire was shielded by the floor sweepers' roof. The fire residue was quickly extinguished by attending crews. Without the intervention of suppr

Bolton printing works: 11th May 2016

11 May 2016 A PRINTING and dyeing works in Adlington had to be evacuated this afternoon after a machine caught fire. Crews from Horwich and Chorley fire stations were called to the Pincroft Dyeing and Printing works, in Market Street, shortly after 1pm to reports that one of their wrapping machines was involved in a blaze. The premises were evacuated and the fire was contained to just one machine, which was badly damaged. Fire service watch manager Glyn McGann said: "The sprinklers were activated and we used thermal imaging cameras and fans to help extinguish the remainder of the fire and make the premises safe for the workers to return inside. "There was some fire damage to the equipment, b

Rainham recycling plant: 9th May 2016

Sprinkler save at Rainham recycling facility: 9th May 2016 Reports have been received that at about 5pm on Monday 9th may 2016 a fire occurred in an area storing refuse derived fuel (RDF)used in conjunction with the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility at Frog Island, Rainham. A company spokesperson reported that “A small fire occurred in the storage shed at our Frog Island facility in East London. The fire broke out in an area where approximately 250 tonnes of waste was stored but the fire only affected a small proportion of this waste. " The fire was controlled using the on-site sprinkler system and London fire brigade were called to assist with removing waste from the building a

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