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 crews isolated the electric supply to the basement area and the on-site engineer dealt with the sprinkler system.