On Wednesday, December 5th, a fire broke out on the 17th floor of a Hoboken, New Jersey High-Rise. With the help of the fire sprinkler system, firefighters had the fire under control within an hour.
The high-rise complex is comprised of two buildings with a total of 432 apartments. All residents of the building where the fire occurred were evacuated safely.
“The sprinkler system activated, that helped confine the fire and prevent it from spreading left and right,” said Hoboken Fire Chief Brian Crimmins.
According to WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News, many of the residents have lived in the building for years and there is a sense of community. They’re grateful no one died. One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. All the residents are safe.
Truly a disaster avoided through the quick work of firefighters and the fire sprinkler system!
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This article comes from the NFSA website.