FEBRUARY 2019

Apartment Fire Controlled by Sprinklers

ROCKFORD, IL (February 22, 2019) – A fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. at the Faust Landmark Apartments on the building’s ninth floor. The building’s sprinkler system was activated and contained the fire. One man was sent to the emergency room for smoke inhalation. Two apartments sustained about $20,000 in fire and water damage. The cause is under investigation.
Source: rrstar.com
Fire Sprinkler Controls Apartment Fire Caused by Person Smoking While Using Oxygen

DECATUR, IL (February 21, 2019) – A fire sprinkler prevented a potential deadly fire from spreading to other apartments that was caused by a person smoking while using oxygen. The Decatur Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at the Spring Creek Towers.
The building is s six-story apartment building, which houses seniors and people with disabilities. According to the NFPA, people at risk of dying in a fire are older adults and people with disabilities.
Source: Herald & Review

Sprinkler System Puts Out Fire at Senior Community

WATERLOO, IL (February 20, 2019) – The Waterloo Fire Department responded to a fire at a senior living community. The fire was contained to one room of an assisted living apartment. Fire officials praised an in-house sprinkler system for quickly knocking down the blaze. The cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction in a wall-hearting unit. The unit sustained water and smoke damage. There were no injuries.
Source: Republic-Times

Sprinkler System Credited with Saving Church

BOURBONNAIS, IL (February 20, 2019) – Bradley fire officials are crediting an automatic sprinkler system for saving The Adventure Church. A fire broke out on the second floor of the church, which is currently under renovation. The sprinkler kept the flames under control until firefighters arrived on the scene. There were no injuries. The cause is still under investigation.
Source: wivr1017am

Popular Restaurant Closed from Kitchen Fire

JUSTICE, IL (February 17, 2019) – A popular restaurant closed because of a kitchen fire. However, the damage could’ve been worse without the activation of the restaurant’s fire sprinklers. Firefighters said the fire started in the kitchen and scorched the ceiling before a sprinkler system activated and put out the fire before firefighters arrived. There were no injuries. The Szarotka Restaurant is currently closed.
Source: Chicago Tribune

Fire Sprinkler Prevents Thousands in Damage

ROCKFORD, IL (February 6, 2019) – A fire at Barnes International, a manufacturing facility, prevented thousands of dollars in damage thanks to the fire sprinkler system. According to the Rockford Fire Department, upon arrival crews saw smoke from the building. Most of the flames were extinguished by a sprinkler system. Firefighters put out the remaining blaze with fire extinguishers. The fire was accidental. There were no injuries.
Source: mystateline.com

Kitchen Fire Extinguished by Fire Sprinklers

PALATINE, IL (February, 3, 2019) – The Palatine Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at a local restaurant. Upon arrival, firefighters quickly confirmed a fire had occurred in the kitchen and was extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Source: Palatine Fire Department

JANUARY 2019

Sprinklers Save Dry Cleaner From Catastrophic Damage

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 26, 2019) – Firefighters responded to an after-hours fire at a local dry cleaner. Upon arrival, fire crews discovered four bins of clothing burning and a single sprinkler head activated. The sprinkler controlled the fire until crews extinguished it with one hand pump. Property loss was estimated at $5,000; however, the loss could’ve been worse with the value of the building and its contents estimated at $250,000. The cause is still under investigation. There were no injuries.
Source: Village of Schaumburg- Fire 

Third-Floor Apartment Fire Put Out By Sprinklers

NAPERVILLE, IL (January 24, 2019) — Naperville firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call about a fire in a third-floor apartment. Upon arrival, they discovered smoke from the unit and activation of the sprinkler system. One resident of the unit where the fire was extinguished was treated for injuries and did not require further medical attention. The cause is still under investigation. Three apartment units were deemed uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage.
Source: Village of Naperville

Sprinklers Prevent Fire From Spreading at Local High School

ROCKTON, IL (January 20, 2019)—Hononegah High School’s sprinkler system helped contain a fire in the back of the school’s performing arts center. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they could smell smoke. Eventually, they found prop materials burning in the back of the performing arts center. Fire officials say the school’s sprinklers helped contain the fire before firefighters finally extinguished the flames. The stage area of the arts center suffered minor water damage. There were no injuries. The cause is still under investigation.
Source: WREX

Sprinklers Activate During Bus Depot Fire

WESTMONT, IL (January 3, 2019)— Westmont Firefighters responded a fire at school bus depot after a worker used a torch that accidentally ignited a seat on a school bus. When crews arrived, the sprinkler system was activated. Officials reported everyone was evacuated safely, but one person suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The building and the bus sustained $150,000 in damage.
Source: The Patch