Fosters.com reports that a single residential fire sprinkler put out a fire caused by unattended cooking in Rochester, NH, avoiding a potential three-story building fire.
The article says firefighters were called to the scene just before 4 p.m. for the report of a kitchen fire. According to officials, the fire was out before they arrived due to the activation of the residential fire sprinkler in the unit.
“The sprinkler system did its job, not only saving the building, but also the residents,” said Deputy Fire Chief Peter Cutrer.
The sprinkler caused minimal water damage to the building, displacing residents of two apartments. All other residents were able to reoccupy their units 45 minutes after the call. No one was injured during the event.