The Honolulu Fire Department responded to a fire at the Admiral Thomas condominium complex on Victoria Street in the evening of March 22nd and found that it has been extinguished by one fire sprinkler activation.
The fire was caused by unattended cooking. The resident was home sleeping at the time and was not injured. The fire caused approximately $5,000 damage.
This is one more example of the life safety and property protection benefits of home fire sprinklers.
• If you have a reported fire in your home, the risk of dying decreases by 83 percent when sprinklers are present.
• People in homes with sprinklers are protected against significant property loss—sprinklers reduce the direct property damage by 69 percent per fire.
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