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Wichita Court Fire Incident
July 11, 2013
On Tuesday, July 9
at approximately 6:00 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a fire in a multi-family complex located in the 7300 block of Wichita Court in Manassas.
Upon arriving on the scene, fire and rescue units discovered fire in a bedroom of an unoccupied unit. The fire was contained by the activation of a single sprinkler head.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and checked for further extension.
No further extension was found.
No injuries reported.
The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue would like to remind the community that
, save lives.
Whether commercial or residential, a structure that contains both working smoke alarms and a fire-sprinkler system increases your chances of surviving a fire by 82%.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration:
Sprinklers reduce property loss by 95.2%.
90% of fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler.
Sprinklers are designed and calibrated to activate when sensing a significant heat increase.
Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water directly on the fire.
Sprinklers use a fraction of the water used by fire departments.
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