No one was home at a McKinney, Texas apartment when a fire broke out in the kitchen. Firefighters received a call about smoke and when they arrived at the scene, they found that the sprinkler system had successfully stopped the fire from spreading beyond the room of origin, according to North Texas e-News report.
“Fire sprinklers have been around for more than a century in public and commercial buildings,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “That same lifesaving technology is just as effective when it comes to protecting your home.”
According to :
- when sprinklers were present during a fire, the fire was kept to the room of origin 97 percent of the time.
- In roughly nine of every ten home fires with operating sprinklers, just one sprinkler operates.
Has your fire department responded to any fire sprinkler activations? Have you seen any in the news? If so please send these saves to the Fire Sprinkler Initiative team so we can highlight them in a future blog post.