Sprinkler Activation Prevents Hazardous Materials Incident
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2022
Sprinkler activation prevents hazardous materials incident
Mountain View, Louisville, and Lafayette fire departments responded to a commercial fire in a water treatment plant in unincorporated Boulder County around 11pm, Wednesday July 13, 2022.
On arrival, crews found smoke in the building and fire impinging on a chemical cabinet. The fire damage was minimized by sprinkler activation and early responder notification preventing a larger chemical fire and hazardous material incident clean-up. Investigators found the origin of the fire to be in the area of a battery and battery charging station. The fire initially spread to other materials stored nearby, however; the sprinkler activation prevented additional fire spread.
Properly designed fire sprinklers proved effective at keeping the fire small and reducing fire loss.