Cheltenham Academy: 21/1/16

Sprinkler head extinguishes fire at All Saints Academy, Cheltenham

At 20:27 on 21st January 2016, Cheltenham crews were mobilised to a fire in a staff shower room at All Saints Academy. The room contained cleaners materials, areosols and two floor buffer which were damaged by the fire.

When crews arrived, they discovered that the fire had been extinguished by a sprinkler head directly above the fire. As a result of this, no firefighting equipment was used and the damage to the room was contained to the origin of the fire. The cause of the fire is being treated as suspicious.

Chief Fire Officer Stewart Edgar said “this particular incident, yet again demonstrates the effectiveness of sprinkler systems, to extinguish and prevent fire spreading to other parts of the building”.

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