Nottingham Primary School: 26th May 2017

Sprinkler save at Nottingham Primary School: 26th May 2017

Two fire appliances were called to a fire which occurred at 15:38 on the afternoon of Friday 26th May 2017 when a fire started in a first floor toilet block in a Primary School. The school is a new build and opened in 2016 and is owned by the local authority.

The fire alarm activated and the building was safely evacuated. The heat was sufficient however to activate a single sprinkler head above the toilet cubicle involved and this extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of the fire crews.

They then proceed to use PPV to ventilate the area and engage in 'salvage' operations to remove water and debris (environmental protection unit – specialist vehicle) deployed to assist.

Fire and smoke damaged was restricted to minimal and contained within the toilet block.

Although it is half term next week the school is expected to open for the new term.

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