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McKinney fire sprinklers save the day – again!
By McKinney Fire Department
Feb 7, 2018
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McKINNEY, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Units from the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) and its’ investigators were called to an apartment building at 6150 Alma Rd. on Tuesday for a water flow alarm.  A kitchen fire had broken out in a second floor unit. Fortunately, the fire had already been extinguished by the apartment’s Fire Sprinkler System.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a stove burner that the occupant had left on, which caused a plastic bowl to ignite. 

“Never leave cooking food unattended and double check that stoves and ovens have been turned off,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Michael Smith. “This case shows how sprinklers save lives and property – avoiding millions in damage and repair costs.” 

More safety information can be located at www.mckinneyfire.org or www.nfpa.org