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Specialised Housing Sprinkler Activation London

21 April 2022 @ 12:36 am - 1:39 pm

  • Fire Rescue Service; London Fire Brigade (LFB)
  • LFB Resources; Three pumping appliances
  • Date of incident; 21 April 2022
  • Location; Hackney, Pedro Street
  • Purpose group; Residential
  • Use of property; Specialised Housing
  • Time of call; 12:36
  • Time of stop; 13:39
  • Incident; Fire
  • Location of Incident; Kitchen
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System (AFSS); Residential sprinkler system

LFB have reported the above-mentioned incident that clearly identifies the benefits of installing a residential sprinkler system as part of a holistic approach protecting the most vulnerable residents of our community

The Incident

  • On arrival operational crews identified a fire within part of a kitchen in a four roomed flat on the second floor of a three-storey specialized housing scheme.
  • The scheme manager was alerted to a fire within the kitchen located within a flat on the second floor.
  • The residential sprinkler system actuated resulting in two heads operating controlling/containing the fire prior to the arrival of operational crews


  • Fire, controlled/containing prior to the arrival of operational crews by the premises suppression system
  • 30% of the flat damaged by fire

Cause of the fire

  • Accidental involving an electrical appliance kettle

Key message

  1. Residents in these types of premises are often some of our most vulnerable people in our community:
  • With physical or cognitive impairment present increased fire risk
  • Their ability to react to fire and/or an alarm
  • Ability to escape a fire
  1. This incident clearly identifies the benefits of installing suppression for these type of premises
  2. In Scotland and Wales all new build specialised housing homes are required to have sprinklers fitted.
  • This incident clearly identifies the benefits of installing sprinklers protecting our most vulnerable residents from fire.
  • Further information can be found on sprinklers in the National Fire Chiefs Council, Specialised Housing Guide


Source, article

  • LFB Press release, information supplied by LFB


21 April 2022
12:36 am - 1:39 pm


Location (Town/City)
Type of Sprinkler Installation
Wet Pipe