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Residential High Rise Sprinkler Save London

24 December 2021 @ 6:06 am - 6:06 pm

  • FRS; London Fire Brigade (LFB)
  • Date of Incident; 24/12/2021
  • Time Of Call; 06:06
  • Occupancy; Residential block of flats of six floors consisting of 60 flats
  • (Converted office block)
  • Dimensions; 10m x 20m
  • Location of fire; Bedroom
  • Ignition source; Careless disposal of smoking materials
  • Sprinkler system; Wet pipe, Water source unknown
  • Number of heads operated; One

LFB have reported the above-mentioned incident which took place on Christmas Eve involving a one bedroom flat on the third floor of a 6 storey converted block of flats.  Careless disposal of smoking materials identified as the cause of the fire extinguished by one residential sprinkler head before the arrival of the LFB. No injuries were reported.

The benefits of sprinklers clearly identified for these types of conversions specifically as office to residential conversions do not require planning permission, the outcome poor quality accommodation, overcrowding, housing the most vulnerable residents of our communities.

This incident confirms once again the benefit of sprinklers

  • Fire confined to compartment of origin
  • Flash over prevented
  • Safety of fire crews reinforced
  • Carbon emissions reduced

Did you know, that from the 26  November 2020, Building Regulations in Approved Document B (ADB) were updated to reduce the trigger height for the installation of sprinklers changing the 30m height rule to 11m.

BAFSA welcomes the changes to ADB however we do question does the measure go far enough, click the link below to find out more.



24 December 2021
6:06 am - 6:06 pm
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Type of Sprinkler Installation
Wet Pipe