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December 2016

The Mather (High-Rise)
Evanston Fire Department

A single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire after a stovetop burner was left on and ignited nearby boxes of food in a residence the 10-story senior living facility. According to fire officials, no one was injured and over $150,000 in damage was prevented thanks to the quick action of the fire sprinkler.

“A single fire sprinkler averted a potentially serious incident,” said Evanston Fire Captain John Roche.

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John Roche, Captain/Inspector,
Evanston Fire Department

Asbury Court Retirement Community
Des Plaines Fire Department

The fire sprinkler system in the five-story retirement community building kept a fire under control until fire crews arrived.

November 2016

Bolingbrook Fire Department

The fast-food restaurant’s fire sprinkler system extinguished a fire caused by a fryer.
Bolingbrook Patch

Prestwick Senior Community
Galena Fire Department

The fire sprinkler system in the three-story senior living apartment complex put out a fire caused by a stove that was accidentally left on by a resident. No one was injured.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Ogilvie Transportation Center (High-Rise)
Chicago Fire Department

The fire sprinkler system in the 43-story commercial building and Metra train terminal extinguished a fire at a newstand on the second floor. There were no Metra delays and no one was injured.
Chicago Patch

Lawson House YMCA (High-Rise)
Chicago Fire Department

The fire sprinkler system in the hotel extinguished a trash can fire in a third-floor room. A small dog was found safe and no person was present in the room at the time of the fire.
Ed Prendergast, P.E.

Public Works Facility
Wheaton Fire Department

The fire sprinkler system in the city’s public works facility held a fire in check that began in the bed of a dump truck in one of the maintenance garage bays. No injuries were reported and the building was open again that morning.
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Park Hill Cleaners
Orland Fire Protection District

The fire sprinkler system in the dry cleaners extinguished a fire that was intentionally set to toilet paper rolls by a young man. No injuries were reported.
Michael Schofield, Fire Chief,
Orland Fire Protection District

October 2016

Presby Hall Parking Garage (University of Illinois)
Champaign Fire Department

Fire sprinklers controlled a fire caused by a brisket being grilled on a cooking unit in the parking garage.
The Daily Illini

South Chicago YMCA of Metro Chicago
Chicago Fire Department

A fire sprinkler in a hallway of the building activated to contain a fire to the apartment of origin.
Dan Kennedy