Overjoyed homeowners and fire chief recall how a house was saved by sprinklers

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jul 18, 2014

ArizonaJim and Leslie McDonald were enjoying a recent Tuesday afternoon when Leslie suddenly heard a loud bang. "I thought Jim had just put something up against the wall," Leslie told the Prescott, Arizona, Fire and Medical Department.

In actuality, it was the couple's neighbor banging on their door, screaming that their house was on fire. Leslie ran outside (Jim had been in the backyard) and saw smoke and flames shooting from their garage, which housed an SUV, classic car, motorcycle, radio-controlled airplanes, and other items.

Read what happened next by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.