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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Fire sprinkler stops apartment wall fire in McKinney

Apartment Wall Fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a report of a small fire at the Venue at Stonebridge apartments Monday morning. Firefighters arrived to find smoke in the bedroom, but the apartment’s fire sprinkler system had already put out the flames. Fire Investigators say the fire may have been started by an electrical issue. No one was injured.

“In most cases, a single fire sprinkler head can stop and contain a fire before it is out of control,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “

Fact from FEMA: Sprinkler heads are activated only by heat, not by smoke. Only sprinkler heads that are in

an area of high heat are activated. Typically, only one or two heads activate during a fire. That limits both the fire and water damage.

Find more safety information on the Fire Department website or on the National Fire Protection website.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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