Congleton medial supplies company: 16th February 2017

Sprinkler save at Congleton medical production facility : Thursday 16th February 2017 The boss of a medical firm today praised a sprinkler system which saved his business from ruin after an electrical fire at about 03:00 in the morning. The depot at Congleton-based Reliance Medical Limited, which manufactures products such as dressings and first aid kits suffered a fire in the early hours of the morning. Thankfully, the sprinkler system operated to assist the F&RS crews, protecting an estimated £2 million in stock and the entire building. Instead there is reported to be smoke and water damaged stock totalling about £500,000.The building and the business was saved. A fire investigation is be

Manchester Mill: 11th February 2017

Overnight on 11th February 2017 Greater Manchester F&RS attended a fire in an extensive old multi-occupancy mill complex just outside the city centre. Fortunately it was sprinklered and the fire only affected a small section, being contained and extinguished within a couple of hours. Officers who attended have report that without the sprinkler system it is likely that the whole mill would have been lost.

ASDA superstore, Gloucester : 4th February 2017

On Saturday morning (4.2.17), crews were called to a fire at the Asda Superstore, Bruton Way, Gloucester. It was a deliberate fire started in the clothing department; CCTV and online media shows how quickly the fire developed. The fire was suppressed by the sprinkler system that activated only in the area of the fire. Two breathing apparatus wearers were committed to the fire and dealt with it very quickly due to the suppression effect of the sprinklers. Positive pressure ventilation fans were then used for post-fire smoke clearance. The sprinkler system aided early fire-fighting intervention and rapid location of the fire. Without the sprinkler containment, rapid fire spread and fire loadi

Scunthorpe factory : February 2nd 2017

Machine fire at Scunthorpe factory 'believed to be accidental ignition. THE fire service said a machine blaze at a Scunthorpe factory was believed to be caused by "accidental ignition". The incident happened at the International Automotive Components factory unit on Park Farm Road on the Foxhills Industrial Estate and five crews responded shortly before 10.55pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017 Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the fire involved a plastic moulding machine inside a building 150 meters by 300 meters. A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were called at 10:54 pm last night (Thursday February 2) and were on the scene at 11.01pm. "Three engines were sent from Scunthorpe, o

Shotton recycling facility 31st January 2017

Shotton recycling facility 31st January 2017 At just after 10pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017 a fire occurred within a concrete bunker with sheet metal covering at a 4000m² material recycling centre in Shotton on Deeside.North wales F&RS deployed 6 Pumps, one Aerial appliance and a Command unit. Waste materials form the recycling process discharged into a waste bunker where a small fire started. This fire grew and spread to the discharge point of the over head conveyors which is when 6 heads on the tank and pump fed sprinkler system operated above the conveyors and extinguished the fire on upper conveyor. They also contained the fire to lower conveyors where most of the damage was done. Du

Savoy Centre, Glasgow: 28th January 2017

Sprinkler save at food outlet in Glasgow retail complex: 28th January 2017 At 07:54 on Saturday 28th January 2017 a fire occurred at a ground floor food outlet in the Savoy Centre, 140 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow . The building, measuring 60m x40m, is a category B listed former 5 storey warehouse of steel framed construction with 'Celotex' lining, concrete walls and ceiling. It was redeveloped in about 1975 to form an open plan indoor shopping centre/market containing numerous stalls, with a pedestrian precinct linking Sauchiehall Street to Renfrew Street Scottish Fire and Rescue Service mobilised three pumps and an aerial appliance to the incident but on arrival it was found that 1 sprinkl

London Bridge tube station: 31st January 2017

A busy Tube station was evacuated after smoke billowed from an escalator which had caught fire. Alarms sounded at London Bridge station shortly before midday on Tuesday and crowds of passengers were ushered outside. The station’s sprinkler system was set off by the smoke and quickly brought the fire under control, London Fire Brigade said. Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised at 11.45am. Tube services on the Jubilee and Northern lines were not stopping at the station while officials dealt with the incident. The station reopened at 12.35pm. Journalist Rachel Cary told the Standard: "I was about to jump on the escalator to exit from the Northe

Peterborough food factory: 30th January 2016

This report appeared in the local press. Firefighters were called after a fault in the food filtration system set alight to the roof at the McCain factory in Peterborough. Crews from Stanground, Whittlesey, and Dogsthorpe were called to the fire at the McCain food processing factory in Funthams Lane at 2.48pm on Friday, January 27. Sprinklers were activated after the fire started in the food filtration system but it also spread to the roof. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire and returned their stations by 4.20pm. The cause of the fire was accidental.

Sunderland factory offices: 21st January 2017

This as reported in the North-east press Firefighters have tackled a blaze inside a Rolls-Royce factory in Sunderland . Crews from Sunderland Central and Marley Park were called to the large factory unit in Pallion Industrial Estate at 9.15am on Saturday 21st January 2017 A fire had broken out in an office block inside the main body of the factory which makes helicopter parts. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service say one office suffered fire damage, with smoke spreading to six other offices. The flames were doused by the factory’s sprinkler system, a hose reel and a carbon dioxide extinguisher. Firefighters found the cause of the fire was an electrical fault.

Gateshead recycling plant : 16th January 2017

: A recycling plant in Gateshead was saved from serious damage thanks to a sprinkler system which activated after a fire broke out in the early morning of Monday, 16 January. Two Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service crews from Swalwell and Gateshead were called to the waste management company’s premises after a compactor bailing machine caught fire shortly after 5am. The fire was caused by tightly compacted waste spontaneously combusting. The sprinkler system prevented the fire from spreading further and is connected directly to the fire and rescue service, which alerted the control room to the fire. It was extinguished by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, using a hose reel. Fir

Bristol Hostel; 13th January 2017

In the early hours of the 13th January 2017, fire-fighters were called to a fire in a basement flat at a Bristol hostel after a suspected arson attack. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Avon F&RS crews from Kingswood fire station arrived to find that the building's sprinklers had extinguished the fire and used a ventilation fan to clear the building of smoke There were no reports of any injuries at the hostel, which is made up of 11 self-contained flats. Run by Bristol Mental Health Charity ‘Second Step,’ Wayland Court, in Guinea Lane, Fishponds, provides homes for people with complex needs including homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse and mental health problems. The

Bicester factory compressor room: 9th January 2017

Bicester Business Saved by Sprinkler System At 20:37 on Monday 9th January 2017 Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service received a call to a fire in the compressor room at Wyndehams Bicester, on the Chaucer Industrial Estate off Launton Road in Bicester. Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service appliances from Bicester and Kidlington fire stations were immediately mobilised along with colleagues from Buckingham fire station. Crews arrived within minutes, and were directed to the area of the building involved, where they found the fire sprinkler system activating. Working closely with the onsite specialist engineer, the crews were able to ensure that the electrical supply to

Sprinkler save at Bostik Ltd, Common Lane, Stafford, Staffordshire 5th January 2017

Sprinkler save at Bostik Ltd, Common Lane, Stafford, Staffordshire 5th January 2017 On Sunday 5th January 2017 at 19:25, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire at Bostik Ltd, Common Lane, Stafford. The building is 20,000sqm. The incident involved a chemical vapour fire over an industrial adhesive filling process. The process uses 6641 coating adhesive which contains 35% Toluene. The cause of the fire is believed to be the vapour ignited by static electricity produced by the filling process. The area of the building where fire was located was two storey and was covered by a sprinkler system. The sprinkler system was unique due to the risk, operating for 1 minute using foam the

Southampton shopping complex: 31st December 2016

At 17:11 on Saturday 31st December 2016, Hampshire F&RS received a call to a fire at the West Quay shopping centre in Southampton. The fire involved a refrigeration unit on the ground floor of the 3 storey M&S store and was reported to have started in electrical insulation materials. The shop comprises of food and clothing retail sales and coffee shop. totalling approx 3000m². Hampshire F&RS deployed 4 BA wearers with main jets due to the size of the store but their report states that 'the store's sprinklers held the fire at source and prevented further escalation. Damage from direct burning and heat was limited to the item which ignited and was estimated at a total of 3m². Apart from smok

Ashton under Lyne industrial laundry: 28th December 2016

Ashton under Lyne industrial laundry: 28th December 2016 Malcolm Reade at AD Sprinklers reports that on the evening of Wednesday 28th December a fire occurred in a dryer at an industrial laundry in Ashton under Lyne, Manchester. The fire was severe enough to activate one upright sprinkler head on the sprinkler system which was dry pipe at this location. This controlled the fire until the arrival of the Fire and Rescue Service. The attached photo (courtesy of AD sprinklers)shows the extent of the fire damage. More information has been requested from GMC F&RS

St Albans Housing complex: 21st December 2016

St Albans Housing complex: 21st December 2016 On the evening of 21st December 2016 a fire occurred upon ignition of a light on the hallway ceiling in a flat at Nicolas Kings Homes, St Albans 2 heads activated to control/extinguish the fire and fire-fighter’s from St Albans (Green watch) attended to ensure extinguishment and isolate the supply. No injuries nor serious damage is reported.

Liverpool restaurant: 20th December 2016

Liverpool restaurant: 20th December 2016 A fire broke out in the third floor plant room of Jamies Italian restaurant in Liverpool around midnight on 20th December, a project J&J undertook back in 2010. Merseyside FRS say they set up fans to clear the smoke from the building and it was the restaurant’s automatic sprinkler system which helped contain the fire to the room it started in. As a direct result the loss of trade will be kept to an absolute minimum.

Bristol shopping complex 18th December 2016

Thousands of people were evacuated from Bristol's biggest shopping during the busiest weekend of the year due to a blaze in a store room. Flames broke out in a back store room of Cribbs Causeway at around 4:18pm but the fire was extinguished by the store's sprinklers before fire fighters arrived. Thousands of shoppers making a last dash for their Christmas presents were then asked to leave immediately. Crews attended from Patchway and the cause of the blaze will now be investigated.

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