OCTOBER 2019

Fire Sprinklers Contain Fire In Large Warehouse

ELGIN, IL (October 15, 2019) – A fire sprinkler system contained a fire at Marble Works in South Elgin, a 15,000 square foot manufacturing plant and warehouse.

According to a news release from South Elgin Fire District, first arriving fire crews were met by two employees outside the building who reported a large fire inside the plant. Fire sprinklers contained the fire to an area at the center of the warehouse until fire crews extinguished the fire.

The district’s Haz-Mat team determined that there were no hazardous chemicals involved in the fire. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries,

Source: South Elgin Fire District

 

Fire Sprinkler Contains High Rise Fire In West Loop Starbucks

CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2019) – No one was injured after fire sprinklers contained a fire at a West Loop Starbucks in the lobby of a high-rise building, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. The fire broke out at 150 N. Riverside Plaza along the Chicago River on October 10 at 12:20 p.m.

“The fire was contained to the Starbucks, and it looks like everything is under control,” said Langford. He said the sprinkler system engaged and the fire was put out within the hour.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the fire may have started in the brewing machine or dishwasher, Langford said.

Source: Chicago Sun Times

 

Fire Sprinklers Stop A Fire At Landmark Godfather’s Pizza

PEKIN, IL (October 7, 2019) – A fire sprinkler contained a fire that started in a closet at Godfather’s Pizza. According to Pekin Fire Chief Kurt Nelson, the sprinkler stopped the fire from spreading. Firefighters responded to the call at 2111 Court Street in the early morning of October 7.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to a post on the Godfather’s Pizza Facebook page, the company said it’s a landmark location and one of the oldest Godfather’s in the country.

Source: 25 News – Week.com

SEPTEMBER 2019

Fire Sprinkler Stops Fire From Spreading in St. Charles Restaurant

St. Charles, IL (September 20, 2019) – Fire crews responded to a fire alarm at the Eden on the River restaurant on 1 Illinois Street in St. Charles. Upon arrival firefighters found a fire sprinkler extinguished a grease fire. Patrons and employees were evacuated. There were no injuries.

According to the fire department press release, the cause of the fire is listed as accidental due to cooking and the estimated fire loss is $1,000.

The Geneva, Batavia, West Chicago and South Elgin Fire Departments assisted the St. Charles Fire Department.

Source: St. Charles Fire Department News Release

 

Park Ridge Pointe Structure Saved by a Single Fire Sprinkler

PARK RIDGE, IL (September 6, 2019) – A single fire sprinkler activated in the bathroom of a second-floor condominium in Park Ridge, extinguishing a fire and saving the structure. Park Ridge fire crews responded to an alarm at the Park Ridge Pointe subdivision on Pavilion Way at 11:33 p.m. on September 6.

“The fire sprinkler system had activated (only one sprinkler head) and had prevented the fire from spreading throughout the structure. Most importantly, no residents or fire personnel were injured,” said Park Ridge Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen.

“The successful activation of the fire sprinkler system limited the damage to the structure and its contents,” he added.

“While the fire sprinklers are designed with fire safety in mind, they typically use a fraction of the water that fire hoses do in order to contain a fire, thus protecting property as well. Since 2001, fire sprinklers have been a requirement in all new construction in Park Ridge, including single-family homes,” Sorensen said.

Source: Journal & Topics


Single Fire Sprinkler Saves Life of Elderly Resident

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – A single fire sprinkler saved the life of an elderly resident in a third floor apartment of the Arlington Heights Senior Living complex. The fire was caused by a wall heating unit and did not extend beyond the room of origin. Smoke was also reduced by the effectiveness of the sprinkler.

“The sprinkler system saved the occupant’s life, extinguished the fire and kept the living facility operational. The fire department’s operations were tremendously aided by the quick response and effectiveness of one sprinkler. Almost all the residents were able to return to their apartments,” said Division Chief Dwayne Wood, Arlington Heights Fire Department.

Source: Division Chief Dwayne Wood, Arlington Heights Fire Department