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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Fire sprinkler activation stops cooking fire in McKinney

Fire sprinkler activation stops cooking fire in McKinney

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) was called to the Lakes of Eldorado apartments, 1400 Eldorado Pkwy, on Sunday for a reported kitchen fire. The resident told firefighters she was heating oil on high heat when it suddenly ignited. The fire sprinkler above the stove kicked in quickly, extinguishing the flames before they could spread. No one was injured.

“Home fire sprinklers respond quickly and effectively to fire,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “There is a misconception that the sprinklers cause major damage. The truth is that only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate.”

According to the National Fire Protection Association: The death rate was 81 percent lower in homes with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

 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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