Sprinkler system saves building

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital City Fire Rescue said a commercial structure would have sustained serious fire damage had it not been for a sprinkler system and fire alarm.

    Firemen responded just before 6 pm to the 8000 block of Glacier Highway after the report of smoke in the building.

    Crews said they spotted light smoke haze in a large portion of the structure as they arrived, minutes later.

    The crews were able to isolate the sprinkler flow and clear the smoke and odor from the structure.

    The cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical appliance failure.

    Firemen said without both systems, the fire would have been far worse.

     

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