!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff6d8252970b-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff6d8252970b-120wi|alt=Silver fire sprinkler|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Silver fire sprinkler|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff6d8252970b!Firehouse.com reports that a fire at the Frisco Station Apartments, in Joplin, MO was kept in check by the building’s fire sprinkler system.
According to the article, the fire reportedly started in a seventh-floor apartment of the highrise building at 7:15 p.m., when a mattress caught on fire. Stammer said the fire was under control by 7:24 p.m. and extinguished by 7:30 p.m. The seventh floor of the building was evacuated and floors below suffered water damage.
Without the fire sprinkler system the outcome may have been grave. The apartment’s occupant was treated for a superficial burn at the scene.
!http://i.zemanta.com/188552148_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/188552148_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!Fire sprinkler system stops Portsmouth, NH apartment fire
!http://i.zemanta.com/186165249_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/186165249_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!Bob Vila weighs in on home fire sprinkler systems