Jackson Firefighters Respond to Second Kitchen Fire of the Day
Jackson–Jackson Firefighters responded to a second kitchen fire at a residence on Victoria Circle. There were no injuries reported, according to Station 55 Chief Timothy Carson.
Earlier in the day, firefighters responded to a call at the Windsor Crescent apartment complex.
Automatic fire sprinkler systems are installed in order to immediately stop the spread of fire inside a building. That’s exactly what happened at 12:22 p.m. on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 301 Arcadia Court. Fire fighters from Stations 54 and 55 were dispatched for a fire alarm at that address, and on arrival, found that the occupants had been cooking when a flash fire erupted. The sprinkler system and two installed extinguisher pods inside the cook-top exhaust fan put the fire out. Although there was some water damage to the kitchen and carpet, the occupants were fortunate that the fire did not progress, and no injuries occurred.
Crews from Engine 5511, 5407, 5707, Engine 5701 and A/C 5510 were on the job. Jackson Police and Quality EMS were also on the scene. Wally Jamison 18327 is handling the investigation.