Sprinkler System Contains Fire at Lake Zurich, Illinois Business

Thank you to Bob Kleinheinz, Fire Prevention Specialist with the Lake Zurich, Illinois Fire Department for sending us this sprinkler save, the second one in Lake Zurich in recent weeks!

On Monday, April 1st, the Lake Zurich Fire Department reported that crews responded to a business for an activated fire alarm. The first fire department units arrived on the scene in less than five minutes. They found smoke inside the closed building. Crews investigating the cause of the smoke found a laundry bin smoldering in the kitchen area, and extinguished the fire thanks to the help of a single sprinkler.

The department said there was a preliminary damage estimate of $500, and more than $1,000,000 in property and contents were saved. No injuries were reported.