A kitchen fire started when a pot of cooking oil ignited was successfully extinguished by the home's sprinkler system. The fire, which happened on January 13, in Arapahoe County, Colorado, had started to spread up from the stove and across the microwave and cabinets above when the sprinkler activated. When firefighters arrived, the fire was extinguished.
“There were no injuries, little fire damage, and the sprinkler system was quickly put back into service,” said fire investigator Mike Kadel. “Fire sprinklers have an impressive ability to limit property damage and keep our residents and firefighters safe.”
The Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in future generations of homes. The Coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers and works to identify and overcome barriers to the acceptance of sprinklers.