View Archived News Releases (From January 1 - June 30, 2013 )
News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/31/2015 3:20:00 PM to 9/2/2016 12:00:02 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: August 31, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Fire Sprinklers Limit Damage in Tigard Apartment


On Friday evening at 7:38 p.m., firefighters responded to an automatic commercial fire alarm at the Summer Creek Apartments in Tigard. First-arriving firefighters found that a single fire sprinkler head had activated and extinguished a small fire caused by a candle on the floor. In the absence of the fire sprinkler, firefighters would have had to use a lot more water to fight the fire and the amount of smoke would have put the tenant and their neighbors at risk. Instead, fire damage was isolated to the area of origin and the single occupant and his dog were evacuated and assisted by Red Cross.

Fire Investigator Drew DeBois said states, "Without activation of the sprinkler head and a properly maintained fire sprinkler system, there could have been a tragic outcome. When a building has a fire sprinkler system - residential or commercial - the likelihood of life-threatening injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced."

To learn more about fire sprinkler systems, click HERE

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in TVF&R

Firefighter working at residential fire in Aloha

Aloha House Fire Claims One Life

Posted on: October 27, 2023
Put a Lid on Kitchen Fires - Firefighter slides lid over pan on stove

Cooking Safety Starts with YOU

Posted on: October 1, 2023
Volunteer Open House Flyer with photos of fire scene support and antique fire trucks

TVF&R is Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on: January 6, 2023

TVF&R is Prepared for Weekend Wind Event

Posted on: September 9, 2022

TVF&R Receives Superior Credit Rating

Posted on: February 15, 2022
Tuckerwood House Fire

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Beaverton

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Bureker Truck 56

TVF&R Promotes First Female Captain

Posted on: September 16, 2021

Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home in Beaverton

Posted on: September 7, 2021

TVF&R Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on: December 30, 2020
Preview of Safety First Newsletter Home Page

TVF&R Launches 'Safety First' Newsletter

Posted on: December 7, 2020
Burn Ban

High Fire Danger Burn Ban Lifted

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Notice of TVF&R Budget Hearing

Posted on: June 4, 2020
beaverton townhouse fire_65

Apartment Fire Displaces Eight

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Firefighters work to extinguish Tigard house fire

Person Found Dead in Tigard Home Fire

Posted on: March 24, 2020
COVID-19 image


Posted on: March 13, 2020
Crews complete hose drill with new training trailer

TVF&R Unveils New Training Trailer

Posted on: December 13, 2019
night rehab volunteers

TVF&R is Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Residential Fire in Tualatin

Posted on: November 2, 2019
Fourplex 1

Beaverton Fourplex Destroyed by Fire

Posted on: August 29, 2019

Beaverton Home Destroyed by Fire

Posted on: August 13, 2019

Firefighters Battle Aloha House Fire

Posted on: March 31, 2017