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Manchester High Rise Sprinkler Save

2 August 2021 @ 5:24 pm

GMFRS have reported the above mentioned incident which took place in August.

  • 17 floor flat fire
  • Date of incident 2 August 2021
  • Time of call 17:24
  • Location Eccles
  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS)
  • 6 Pumping Appliances

The residential sprinkler system activated following an electrical fire extinguished before the arrival of operational crews. Fire damage was contained to the room of origin.

Your attention is drawn to a tweet uploaded by BAFSA on the 13 October focusing on 2 fires, 1 day, 2 different outcomes.

  • 12th October : London high rise fire, flat destroyed. 2 hospitalised. No sprinkler system installed
  • 12 October : Harlow flat fire, extinguished by the residential sprinkler system

This incident clearly identifies the benefits of retrofitting sprinklers in high rise residential blocks



2 August 2021
5:24 pm