Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighting

Sprinkler System Extinguishes Fire at Florida Senior Living Facility

Firefighters responded to a late night fire at a senior living facility that displaced dozens on the island of Venice, Florida.

The fire reportedly began in a microwave, according to a WWSB report (http://bit.ly/1zGdyCE), and triggered the automatic sprinkler system, which put the fire out but caused extensive damage to an entire wing of the facility. The system dumped about three inches of water.

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No one was injured in the fire.

Read more about this incident at http://bit.ly/1zGdyCE.

Fires at these type of facilities present numerous challenges for firefighters and responders, including evacuating the structure and other considerations.