Firefighters credited a sprinkler system for sparing other units from serious damage after fire broke out at an apartment Friday night at The Classic at the Preserve in Woodbury, WI.
Tenants on a first-floor apartment were cooking with oil and walked away from the stove when the contents of the pan caught fire and spread quickly into the surrounding cabinetry. No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to one unit, but caused the three-story building to be temporarily evacuated.
The fire triggered a sprinkler head to release water throughout the apartment, which is being called “very fortunate.”
“It could have been ugly,” Woodbury fire department Cmdr. said.
Firefighters were called to a building fire at Southern New Hampshire University early Tuesday morning. Manchester firefighters said around 4:30 a.m., campus security saw smoke coming from Exeter Hall.
When crews arrived, firefighters said it took them a minute to find the fire because the building was so big.
Firefighters said the fire was electrical and started under a fish tank in an office across from the university’s servers.
The sprinkler system contained the fire and stopped it from spreading.
Firefighters said the building, which was under renovation, was empty.
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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Several people had to spent the night elsewhere after a fire broke out in a downtown Maryville apartment.
Maryville Fire Deputy Chief David Hodges said the fire started in the kitchen of an apartment in the 100 block of West Broadway around 10 p.m. Sunday.
The fire was contained to the kitchen. But other apartments and the popular restaurant below were damaged by water from the sprinkler system. It’s not clear if Sullivan’s Fine Foods would be open Monday.
“The sprinkler system did its job,” said Hodges, who said the fire would have spread rapidly if not for the overhead sprinklers in the building.
Hodges said the American Red Cross provided help for the six people were displaced.
He said most residents would likely be able to return to their homes Monday.
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