Fire sprinklers make a difference at a fire in the Ridgefield-area of Clark County, WA

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Apr 30, 2012

According to an article in The Columbian the fire that started in the garage was quickly doused by the home’s fire sprinkler system, limiting damage. Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire and Rescue stated that the damage would have been much worse without the fire sprinklers. No one was home at the time of the incident.

The house, built in 2005, is fairly new. Clark County adopted the home fire sprinkler requirement in 2004; include fire sprinklers in attached garages. As reported, Chief Dawdy said homeowner, Sherri Willette, did not want a sprinkler system put in the home when it was built. Now, Dawdy said; “She says she wouldn’t build a house without them.” What a difference a fire makes…

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Maria Figueroa