Fire at Historic St. Charles Hotel in Carson City, Nevada Extinguished by Single Fire Sprinkler

On February 12th, Carson City, Nevada Fire crews were dispatched to a structure fire at the St. Charles Residential Hotel. Constructed in 1862, the St. Charles was one of the first hotels in Carson City.

The first arriving units observed smoke from the second floor of the hotel. Firefighters discovered the fire had been extinguished by one fire sprinkler. Fire Department personnel were quick to note that had the building not had fire sprinklers the fire would have been much more serious.

A total of 17 firefighters responded to the incident. All went home safe.

This is a shining example of how fire sprinklers can preserve local history!

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