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High Rise Residential Flat Fire, Bridge Meadow House Birmingham
30 May 2021
On 30 May 2021 a sprinkler system successfully suppressed a fire at Bridge Meadow House, 13 storey residential building in Birmingham, the fire started on an enclosed balcony.
The nearest sprinkler head activated and suppressed the fire, without the presence of the sprinkler system the fire could have caused much more serious damage to the property and posed a risk to the buildings occupants.
The building had recently been fitted with fire sprinklers thanks to Birmingham City Councils commitment to retrofit fire sprinklers to all 213 council-owned tower blocks, and a sprinkler save such as this is reenforces the importance of retrofitting sprinklers in high rise residential buildings as part of a risk based approach.