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8 March 2020
On the 8th March, crews were called to a 5 pump fire on the 25th floor of a 4 roomed flat of a 39 storey high rise residential block in Southwark Bridge Road.
The alarm was raised by the occupier to a kitchen fire, one sprinkler head activated and extinguished the fire prior to the arrivals of crews.
Without AFSS the outcome of this incident may well have been more serious with the potential for a full compartment fire which would have seriously compromised the safety of residents and firefighters. no fire related injuries were reported.
On this occasion due to the height/design of the building a BS EN 12845 system was installed allowing extra resilience to be provided for the installation, it should be noted a BS9251 :2014 system is installed for buildings up to 45m in height unless agreed with Authorities Having Jurisdiction.