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Sprinkler system douses potentially 'dangerous' kitchen fire

October 29, 2013SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—A residential sprinkler system helped extinguish a kitchen fire here Oct. 25 as the building's fire alarm system alerted local firefighters. Firefighters put out the Weymouth Street blaze and only one building resident went to the hospital with minor injuries, according to The Portland Daily Sun. “This could have been a very dangerous fire had it not been for the sprinkler and fire alarm system,” said Portland Fire Department Deputy Chief David Jackson, in a prepared...

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University launches sprinkler ed campaign after student floods dorm

August 29, 2013SSN Staff

NEWPORT, Ky.—College student Rick Seal needed a place to hang his shirt. He opted for the closest fire sprinkler head. But when he tapped the sprinkler with his clothes hanger, the system activated, gushing water and soaking sleeping students in Seal's Northern Kentucky University dormitory. To help prevent a repeat of the Aug. 20 incident, the university has hung posters around dormitories to help educate students and remind them to leave sprinklers and smoke detectors alone. Northern Kentucky...

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