Successful Activations (Spring Edition 2019)

MARCH 2019

Fire Sprinkler Extinguished Fire In Lake Zurich Townhome

LAKE ZURICH, IL (March 6, 2019) – A single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire on the upper floor of a three-story townhome in Lake Zurich.  Bob Kleinheinz, Fire Prevention Specialist with the Lake Zurich Fire Department said, “We had a save last night, I was first in, fire was completely out.”

According to a release from the Lake Zurich Fire Department, the first units arrived on the scene within four minutes of receiving the call to find the fire extinguished by the sprinkler. There was an preliminary damage estimate of $25,000 with an estimated $350,000 in property and contents was saved.  There were no reports of firefighter injuries and one occupant was transported to a local hospital in stable condition with burns.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

In September 2009, Lake Zurich passed an NFPA 13D ordinance requiring home fire sprinklers in all new construction single-family and townhomes. More than 110 Illinois towns and fire districts require fire sprinklers in all new construction.

Source:  Lake Zurich Fire Department

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