Fire Sprinkler Saves (Fall 2021 Edition)

Fall 2021 Sprinkler Saves in the Chicagoland area. You can submit stories here and view other saves here.

Fire Sprinkler Contains Hotel Entrance Fire

November 17, 2021
– A fire sprinkler controlled a fire at the front entrance of the Hilton Garden Inn in Kankakee. Firefighters were dispatched to the hotel after a heating element caused the fire inside the ceiling area near the front door. No injuries were reported.  The hotel was able to remain open.

 Source:  Daily Journal, Kankakee

Fire Sprinkler Contains Hotel Room Fire

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November 11, 2021

SCHAUMBURG, IL – A single fire sprinkler contained a fire inside a room at an extended stay hotel. A contractor working with chemicals that contacted a heat source caused the fire. Residents were not displaced from the hotel. No injuries were reported.

Source:  Michael R. Rons, Fire Marshal, Schaumburg Fire Department

Fire Sprinkler Contains Middle School Fire

November 5, 2021
LAKE ZURICH, IL – A single fire sprinkler contained a fire caused by a floor cleaning machine inside Lake Zurich Middle School – South Campus. The blaze was contained to the area of origin. The school was not occupied at the time of the fire. After a quick clean up, school conducted as usual. No injuries were reported.  “The alarm system did a great job and notified them of the problem, and the sprinkler system did a great job almost completely extinguishing it,” said Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Pilgard.

Sources: Lake & McHenry County Scanner and Daily Herald

Fire Sprinkler Contains Apartment Bedroom Fire

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October 23, 2021
ROMEOVILLE, IL – A single fire sprinkler stopped a fire from spreading in a bedroom of a 20-unit apartment building in Romeoville.  According to William Sterling, Deputy Fire Marshal, Romeoville Fire Department, it is believed an unattended candle in a master bedroom on the second floor caused the fire. The unit was unoccupied at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.

Source:  Deputy Fire Marshal William Sterling, Romeoville Fire Department

Fire Sprinklers Stop Fire From Spreading in Large Manufacturing Plant

October 17, 2021
Mundelein, IL – Fire sprinklers controlled a fire in a large manufacturing facility. According to Chief Bill Lark, Mundelein Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire alarm and found heavy smoke. It took firefighters about an hour to fully extinguish the fire due to the size of the building and amount of smoke. The cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Source: Daily Herald

Fire Sprinkler Extinguishes Utility Closet Fire

October 6, 2021
Lockport, IL – A single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire in a closet at Above All Homecare, a local business in Lockport.

According to the Lockport Township Fire Protection District, firefighters were called to the business for the smell of smoke. A fire started in a closet where the water heater was kept. The fire sprinkler extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported.

Source: Homer Glen-Lockport Patch

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