Sprinklers Fail, Fire Damages Printing Company

Posted: 4/21/2014

Fire sprinkler inspections and maintenance are a must.  Here is why:

In Durham, NC, a printing press was damaged when a fire ignited and caught large rolls of paper on fire.  Forty-one employees were evacuated; none were hurt.

Firefighters were called around midnight and saw smoke pouring from the 80,000 square foot building.  The smoke severely limited visibility, and it took forty minutes to locate the source of the fire.

The cause is being investigated, but firefighters believe that the fire began when equipment malfunctioned and caught the paper in the machine on fire.

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