On 13th December, London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called to a fire in a 12 storey residential block of flats. Six fire appliances attended. The fire started in the utility room of a 6 roomed split-level flat across the 10th and 11thfloors. 1 residential sprinkler head operated extinguishing the fire.

LFB reported that a woman was rescued from a balcony using a fire escape hood and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

On Christmas Eve LFB were called to fire in a single storey loading bay containing 8 tonnes of mixed recycling

Six pumping appliances and 40 firefighters attended. Ten members of staff left the property before the arrival of the LFB, two men required hospital treatment. The commercial sprinkler system activated suppressing the fire allowing crews to tackle the incident, the concrete silo containing mixed waste has been identified as the seat of the fire.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended a chip pan fire in a single private dwelling on 29th December. The fire was extinguished by the actuation of a single sprinkler head.

Within one hour of a call, the sprinkler engineer was in attendance with the system recommissioned the following day

On 7th January 2022 Tyne and Wear Fire Rescue Service mobilised three pumping appliances and an aerial ladder platform to a fire in a purpose built block of flats. On arrival crews identified that the fire had been successfully suppressed by the actuation of only 1 sprinkler head keeping fire, smoke damage to a minimum. No injuries were reported with the occupants safely evacuating the premises before operational crews arrived.

Careless disposal of smoking materials, identified as the cause of ignition discarded in a bin bag, which had set fire to the waste materials within

David Langhorne, Assets and Development Director at Your Homes Newcastle (YHN), said: “There is no doubt that having the sprinkler suppression system installed at this property has significantly reduced the impact of this fire.

“Without the suppression system, the flat was minutes away from being significantly damaged and the occupants’ belongings being destroyed.

“I’d like to thank the firefighters for their professionalism and support. They liaised with YHN staff at the premises and checked over the flat to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

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