At about 03.24 am in the early hours of Friday 30th May 2014, a fire started in a large wheeled cage containing laundry in the ground floor drying machine area of a large Laundry in Sydney Road , Watford, Hertfordshire.
Heat from the fire caused the operation of a single sprinkler head which quickly controlled and suppressed the fire, stopping it spreading to other combustible materials in the area. This is the second successful sprinkler activation to occur at this premises this year .
Once again the sprinkler system ensured the business continuity of the site, as following a ‘clean up’ of the affected area , the business was able to operate effectively the next day.
Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service crews reported that the fire was out on arrival with one fire fighting jet used to ensure the fire was fully extinguished. Fire-fighters in Breathing Apparatus ventilated the premises.
Thanks to Hertfordshire FRS for this information.