Jody Guida contacted her son the minute she saw smoke billowing from his housing complex in Pennsylvania. The fire, burning in a neighboring unit, could have created havoc for all residents had a sprinkler system not been installed in the residence, which likely kept the fire at bay.
According to the +Pocono Record, +sprinklers were activated during a cooking fire. (Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, per NFPA.) Firefighters finished the job with extinguishers, but sprinklers likely saved the home and others from destruction.
Following the incident, Guida praised the system that prevented the fire from spreading to her son's home. "Thank God for sprinklers."
Interested in additional sprinkler saves? Read NFPA's latest "Sprinkler Successes in One- and Two-Family Homes" report. Conversely, watch this dramatic video by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition on how quickly fire can spread in a home:
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