Sprinkler Save at Palatine, Illinois Sushi Restaurant
Thank you to Palatine Fire Marshal Jay Atherton for sending us this sprinkler save! Jay made sure to let us know that this is the seconded commercial fire Palatine has had in the last month which was extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system!
Following is the text of a press release issued by the Palatine Fire Department:
“On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 12:21 a.m., the Palatine Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at 1268 E. Dundee Rd., Sushi Para, in Palatine. The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene at 12:28 a.m. and reported a fire alarm activation with a sprinkler water flow.
Firefighters were quickly able to confirm that a fire had occurred in the kitchen and was quickly extinguished by the building fire sprinkler system. No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire, which left the business uninhabitable. Damage estimates are not available at the time of this release, and the fire remains under investigation by Palatine Fire Department investigators.
Fire sprinklers are designed to detect heat from a fire and automatically activate, providing a flow of water that is intended to slow or extinguish a fire. A fire sprinkler system can provide enough early suppression to allow building occupants to safely evacuate the building before the fire spreads or further endangers life.
The Palatine Fire Department reminds everyone to identify a second exit from any commercial building. If a fire alarm sounds, take action and leave the building until firefighters have given the all clear to re-enter. Have an escape plan, practice it, and be prepared to use it in the event of any fire.”