The room of origin was the living room where no detection was present – LD2 system installed within flats (LD2 – Alarms in all circulation spaces that form part of escape routes and rooms or areas that present a high fire risk).
Retro fitted sprinklers fitted within all areas of the flat(s) (and common areas of the block)
In extinguishing the fire, damage was mitigated to room of origin, with minimal smoke damage to room but this did not require the resident to be displaced. Property will be cleaned and made available for re-occupation without the need for structural repairs.
NCH believe that the sprinkler activation saved the life of the resident who would otherwise have been in the smoke filled environment for much longer before being alerted.