Fire Sprinkler System Helps Save Ashland Apartments

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th February Newsapartment firehome fire sprinkler systems
The Ashland Fire Department is crediting fire sprinklers for saving an apartment complex Tuesday. At 1 p.m., the fire department received a report of a sprinkler activation at the Snowberry Brook Apartments. Firefighters arrived to find that a fire had started in an apartment kitchen. The sprinkler system kept the fire from spreading further. There were eight units in the building where the fire occurred, and all the residents of that building were allowed to return to their undamaged homes after the incident. No one was home at the time of the fire. Officials say a working sprinkler system and working smoke alarm can increase surviving a house or apartment fire by 80 percent, and decrease the likelihood of injury to a firefighter by 60 percent. For more information about home fire sprinkler systems, visit www.homefiresprinkler.org.

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