Successful Activations (Summer Edition 2019)

JULY 2019

Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Fire in Building of Small Manufacturer

BATAVIA, IL (July 11, 2019) – A fire sprinkler system at a small company in Batavia put out a fire before firefighters arrived late Tuesday, July 2, at 11:00 PM.

Firefighters responded to a call of a fire at Mat Masters at 1055 Paramount Parkway in Batavia. Upon arrival, the fire crew found that the fire sprinkler system extinguished the fire and the area was controlled within 20 minutes.

The company offers floor mats, paper products, hand soaps, air fresheners and dust mops.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Source: Kane County Chronicle


Two Fire Sprinklers Kept Fire from Spreading in a Third Story Apartment Unit

AURORA, IL, (July 6) – Two fire sprinklers activated and extinguished a fire that appeared to originate in the kitchen of a third story Artesan Lofts apartment unit on Stolp Avenue. The Aurora Fire Department responded to an alarm called in at 8:24 a.m. on July 6.

There were no reported injuries. The official cause of the fire is under investigation.

Source: Aurora Patch


JUNE 2019

Single Fire Sprinkler Kept Warehouse From Sustaining Tremendous Loss

LEMONT, IL (June 27, 2019) – Lemont Fire Protection responded to a call of a fire in a boiler room at a warehouse at 9016 Murphy Road in Woodridge at 9:50 a.m on June 27th. Upon arrival, fire crews found that a single fire sprinkler activated and extinguished the fire. The warehouse stores and produces wine.

“If the fire would have spread outside the room, the loss would have been tremendous,“ said Fire Marshal Benjamin DeAnda of the Lemont Fire Protection District.

There was minimal damage and the facility resumed full operations shortly after the fire.

The cause of the fire appeared to be from spilled oil outside of the boiler.

Source: Benjamin DeAnda, Fire Marshal, Lemont Fire Protection District


Fire Sprinkler Extinguished Kitchen Fire in Palatine Apartment

PALATINE, IL (June 24, 2019) – A single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire in the kitchen of a third-floor apartment in Palatine. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the resident reported the kitchen fire and said the sprinkler extinguished it.

According to a Palatine Fire Department release, no civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire that was contained to the kitchen area.

Sources: Palatine Fire Department, Daily Herald


Fire Sprinkler Controls Vending Machine Fire at Naperville Warehouse

NAPERVILLE, IL (June 22, 2019) –Firefighters responded to a call about a fire at a warehouse located in Naperville on June 22nd at 5:20 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a fire sprinkler located directly over a vending machine which contained the fire. There were no occupants in the building.

The Naperville Fire Department credits the automatic fire sprinklers and the fire alarm system in the building for the quick notification and extinguishment of the fire. The systems played a significant role in the positive outcome and minimal disruption of business.

Sources: Daily Herald and Positively Naperville


Fire Sprinklers Prevent a Fire From Spreading At Commercial Laundry Facility

WHEELING, IL (June 15, 2019) – The Wheeling Fire Department responded to an alarm at Crothall Healthcare Laundry Systems on Hintz Road around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival, they found that fire sprinklers controlled a fire inside the business.

Battalion Chief Mark Menzel of the Wheeling Fire Department said the fire was “held in check” by an automatic fire sprinkler system. Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated smoke from the building.

The business was closed at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation. There were no injuries.

Source: Daily Herald


Fire Sprinklers Keep Fire From Spreading at Walmart Store

GRANITE CITY, IL (June 14, 2019) –The Granite City Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Walmart on Pontoon Road around 7p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Fire sprinklers controlled the fire and kept it from spreading until firefighters arrived and extinguished the fire.

Everyone in the store exited safely when the fire alarm sounded.



Fire Sprinklers Saved Menards Store From Blaze

MORRIS, IL (June 3, 2019) –The Morris Fire Department responded to a fire at Menards in Morris around 4 a.m. on Sunday, June 2nd. Upon arrival, fire crews found that fire sprinklers contained the blaze until firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.

Morris Fire Chief Tracy Steffes said the fire was caused by a malfunctioning deep freezer and spread to some racks of dry goods causing the sprinkler to activate.

Steffes said this was an excellent example of a fire suppression system saving a building from a multi-million dollar loss.

No injuries were reported.

Source: WCSJ FM 103.1 News



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