Category Archives: Retail

Sprinklers Stop Fire: Retail Unit, Glasgow

On 7th May 2014 a fire occurred in a mobile phone shop within a shopping centre on the outskirts of Glasgow. The alarm was raised very early in the morning when the shop was closed and unoccupied. It was found … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: St Helens Distribution Warehouse

Fire investigators found that a sprinkler system saved a St Helens warehouse from serious damage.  A suspected electrical fault in a lorry sparked a blaze at a giant distribution warehouse on Elton Head Road shortly after 11.30pm on April 25. … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Primark, Aberdeen

A popular retail store in Aberdeen was saved from a major fire by the successful operation of a Fire Sprinkler System.  The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received an emergency call at 9.40am on Thursday 12/09/13. Upon arrival, the Sprinkler … Continue reading

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West Midlands FRS urge firms to fit Sprinkler Systems

The following is a press statement released by West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service on Monday 12th August 2013:   Businesses throughout the West Midlands are being urged to fit water sprinklers, after they saved a Wolverhampton factory from being … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Supermarket, Lindsayfield, Scotland

At approximately 19:45hrs on Friday 14th December 2012 there was a successful sprinkler activation in the baby changing room at a large family owned supermarket in Lindsayfield, Scotland. Upon arrival it was found that a towelling roll had been set … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Next Distribution Centre, Nr Grays, Essex

Firefighters from Essex Fire & Rescue Service were called to a retail distribution centre at Arisdale Avenue, South Ockendon on 10th December after a fire broke out in an industrial heater. On arrival, the incident commander reported that an automatic sprinkler system had extinguished … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Retail Unit of a West Yorkshire Shopping Centre

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service report that an automatic Fire Sprinkler System activated to prevent a fire causing a major catastrophe at a 2 storey, 400m² retail outlet in a major shopping centre in West Yorkshire. The mains fed … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

A fire in an electrical sub station located in the lower mall of Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, was controlled by the operation of a single sprinkler head. The fire was caused by water dripping from the floor … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Ryman’s, Worcester

A fire sprinkler system successfully extinguished a blaze in the Ryman stationary store of the Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester. A spokesman for Ryman’s said: “In the early hours of the morning a small fire occurred in the stock room in … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: M&S, Pudsey, West Yorkshire

The Marks and Spencer store at the Owlcotes Centre in Pudsey was today closed following the break out of a fire at around 5am.  The fire is believed to have been caused by a piece of faulty equipment in the … Continue reading

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