Sprinkler system prevents tragedy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


A sprinkler system quickly extinguished a fire caused by combustibles placed on top of a toaster oven this morning at the Blakeley Apartments on Aurora Avenue North. 

Fire investigators say the damage was confined to a small area on the countertop and overhead cabinets. The fire could have spread quickly, done extensive damage and filled the apartment with deadly smoke without the sprinkler system.

Shoreline Fire reminds residents to watch what you heat, don't leave cooking unattended, and be sure you have working smoke alarms and an escape plan!

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Photos and article from Shoreline Fire Department

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