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On 21st July a call was received by BAFSA member regarding a fire in a flat on the 4th floor at 1-133 Garnet Road, Thornton Heath. The call was a result of the sprinkler alarm signalling the call centre. This is sheltered housing and Triangle had retrospectively installed a BS9251 sprinkler system supplied by a… Read more »

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A fire broke out in the kitchen in a high-rise block owned by Southampton City Council on 3rd July. It was successfully suppressed by the sprinkler system with minimal damage. The Fire & Rescue Service attended with multiple units but had little to do but check that the fire was fully extinguished. Without the sprinkler… Read more »

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On 24th June, BAFSA member RSP Sprinklers Wales received a call out to small block of flats in Cardiff where their sprinkler system successfully extinguished a fire. The call was received at 1542; their engineer arrived on site at 1626  and had the block fully protected again at 1654. The fire had started on an… Read more »

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Fire crews with an aerial ladder were to a kitchen fire on the eighth floor of the city centre Lindop Court tower block in Stoke on Trent on 22nd  May.   A total of five crews  attended from Longton, Hanley and Newcastle but the fire, believed to be started in a chip pan,  had already… Read more »

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On 12 March , LFB crews were called to a rapidly developing fire on the sixth floor external balcony of Tweed Walk Tower Hamlets – a twelve storey apartment block. The fire spread horizontally along the balcony from the seat of the fire affecting the balcony of the adjacent dwelling. Due to the intensity of… Read more »

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Sprinklers were activated as a result of a fire caused by a portable heater in close proximity to a blanket where the resident was asleep and under the influence of alcohol. Sprinkler system also raised the alarm to warn the resident (flow switch activating the alarm system). The room of origin was the living room… Read more »

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A fire in an airing cupboard on the half landing of a duplex apartment in an 18 storey block was suppressed by the operation of two sprinkler heads. The fire had spread from the airing cupboard, which did not have sprinkler protection, on to the half landing. The half landing door was open allowing the… Read more »

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Take steps to protect your family and your home How often do you think about protecting your house from fire? Chances are there’s something you’re missing. By March 2019, there were 29,570 housefires in England alone. At the same time, outdoor fires, largely caused or aggravated by the summer heat, rose by 25%. (Home Office,… Read more »