Knoxville, Tennessee-Sprinkler Save at University of Tennessee’s Strong Hall
The fire sprinkler system in the University of Tennessee’s Strong Hall was credited with suppressing a fire that broke out in the academic building on January 19th.
The university issued the following statement on its website:
The fire was sparked by electronic equipment on a workbench in Room 525G. Fire damage was minimal and limited to that room. Most of the water damage is limited to the north end of the fifth floor and the areas below. The damage from the fire itself was minimal due to the proper operation of the fire sprinkler system.
The building was open on the following scheduled class day. Read more here.