KVOA Tucson reports that a fire starting in a home while the family was away was extinguished by the home’s fire sprinkler system.
The family arrived at their home to find evidence that a fire sprinkler had worked to protect it when a fire ignited. Tracy Koslowski, from the Drexel Heights Fire Department said “the family could have found the house in flames, had they not had a fire sprinkler system.”
A home fire sprinkler, whose purpose is to save lives, also protects property from devastating damage in the event of a fire. The latest NFPA statistics reveal that when fire sprinklers are present the rate of property damage per reported home structure fire was lower by 69%