!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b008a7480970d-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b008a7480970d-320wi|alt=Rescue|width=206|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Rescue|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019b008a7480970d|height=140!Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department reports that firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at the Cross Creek at Victory Station Apartments just before 7:30 Tuesday evening.
When crews arrived at the apartment complex, they found the fire had been extinguished by the residential sprinkler system. Two families were displaced due to water damage, but did not require assistance from the Red Cross.
According to Captain/Shift Inspector Mark McCluskey, the fire, which appeared to have started in the kitchen was held in check by a residential fire sprinkler system before units arrived. “The sprinkler system kept fire damage to a minimum,” McCluskey said. No one was injured during this incident.
The Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department , under the leadership of Fire Chief Cumbey Gaines has been very active in promoting the life safety, and other benefits of residential fire sprinklers.
The TN Fire Sprinkler Coalition , guided by its chairman, Knoxville Fire Department Assistant Chief Danny Beeler has been working on the issue, lending support to communities in TN that want to highlight the importance of residential fire sprinklers, and efforts to adopt the fire sprinkler requirement in all new homes.
For more information about activities in TN, contact NFPA Fire Sprinkler Specialist Tim Travers .