Bedford shopping centre 8th Dec 2015

Sprinkler save in Bedford shopping centre: 8th December 2015

At just before 6am on Tuesday 8th December, the automatic fire detection was triggered in ‘Love Coffee’, a ground floor unit in the two storey Harpur Shopping Centre in Bedford, Hertfordshire.

A fire had occurred in a commercial dish washer in the coffee shop and shortly after 6am one sprinkler head operated at about to control the fire.

Hertfordshire F&RS personnel attended to ensure that there had been no fire spread into the adjacent unit which houses a large clothing retailers. Once the true extent of the fire had been established, the sprinklers were turned off and fire damage was confined to the dish washer alone.

The centre’s smoke control system operated to remove any residual smoke and it is understood that the centre was able to open that same day.

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