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A kitchen fire in a condo in Cape Coral, FL, was extinguished by a single fire sprinkler and quick actions by local firefighters, according to a report on news-press.com.
The article says when firefighters responded to a fire alarm activation at a three-story, 12-unit condo complex, they discovered a kitchen fire on the third floor had been extinguished by a single sprinkler head.
“Without fire sprinklers and quick extinguishment, this could have easily been fire that could cause a very significant loss from fire, displaced twelve families, and potential loss of life," City Fire Marshal Alan Carter is quoted as saying.
Firefighters reported the resident was cooking on the stove when the pan caught fire and activated the building’s alarm system and the sprinkler head in the kitchen.
“This is a classic example of how everything worked right,” says Michael Heeder, Cape Coral Fire Department spokesman on news-press.com. “The fire alarm activated quickly, bringing the firefighters to the scene within moments. The sprinkler head extinguished the fire, saving thousands of dollars in property.”
Visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website to learn more about the life-saving potential of home fire sprinklers, and how to advocate for sprinklers in your community.</p>