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On Friday 27th May 2016 a fire involving a wok occurred in the kitchen of a house in Corby, Northamptonshire. This was at a sprinklered development of a number of homes set back from the main road. The report says that ‘last Friday night our customer was cooking with a wok, things got out of hand and the… Read more »

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n the early hours of Wednesday 4th May 2016 a disturbed patient set fire to bedding then activated the sprinkler head in their single room within a ward area of a large 15 storey, 200m x 200m hospital in Glasgow. The sprinkler extinguished the fire at an early stage with only the bed, bedding, ceiling… Read more »

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South Wales FRS attended a fire in a freezer unit located in the kitchen of a 2 storey School.  3 appliances were mobilised to the school measuring approximately 60x30m and opened in July 2013.  A single sprinkler head activated and was sufficient to extinguish the fire. There was only slight damage in the kitchen area.

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An elderly man had a lucky escape from a fire caused by a cigarette in his flat thanks to a sprinkler system. Sutton firefighters were called to a fire at the residential care home in Mickleham Gardens in Cheam on 23 November. Luckily the man had already escaped the flat and his sprinkler system had put out most of… Read more »

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BAFSA has received several enquiries in recent weeks regarding the efficacy of BS 9251 sprinkler systems against fires involving deep fat frying.  Questioners appear to be confused by publicity urging householders ‘not to throw cups of water on to chip pan fires’. It’s long been known that sprinklers are highly effective against cooking oil and… Read more »

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A report published by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch makes it clear that press reports regarding the actuation of the tunnel’s AFSS were inaccurate. The only firefighting activity was by the French fire team and the report suggests that it took more than three hours to bring the fire under control. The fire completely consumed… Read more »