AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER EFFECTIVENESS EVIDENT IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL FIRES

06/01/1995
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER EFFECTIVENESS EVIDENT IN MINNESOTA SCHOOL FIRES BY JON NISJA Three large Minnesota high school buildings were damaged by arson fires during the last week of April 1994. All three schools were located in suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul communities. The first and most damaging of these fires occurred on Monday, April 25, 1994, at Burnsville High School. Four days later, on April 29, fires were reported during the early morning hours at two other high schools--Edina and Minnetonka. Fires at these schools, which are approximately 10 miles apart, occurred within minutes of each other. All the fires demonstrated the effectiveness of automatic sprinkler protection. Although re...

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