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Wembley High-Rise Bedroom Sprinkler Save

24 April 2022 @ 2:11 pm - 3:11 pm

  • Fire Rescue Service; London Fire Brigade (LFB)
  • Date of Incident; 24 April 2022
  • Location; London
  • Purpose Group; Purpose built Flats 10 or more stories
  • Consisting of 77 individual self-contained flats
  • Time of call; 14:11
  • Incident; Fire
  • Location of incident; Bedroom
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System; Sprinklers

LFB have reported the above-mentioned incident demonstrating the benefits of installing a residential sprinkler system in a new purpose built high-rise residential block.

The Incident

The fire occurred within the bedroom of a flat on the first storey of the premises, 1 sprinkler head actuated containing/controlling the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, no injuries were reported

BAFSA Incident data report No 2

Focusing on detailed analysis of compound data on fire incidents in Great Britain where sprinklers were reported over the period of 2018/19.

Identifies that over the 3-year period where sprinklers are reported as being present in purpose-built block of flats;

  • Out of 122 fires reported within flats, bedroom fires accounted for 14 incidents.
  • Resulting in 7 sprinkler activations

kitchen fires accounted for the highest number of sprinkler activations within flats with 40 from 89 incidents reported where sprinklers were reported as present.


BAFSA; Incident Data Report No2

  • Focusing on the location of the fire where sprinklers were reported as being present, activating in the following building types.
  • Purpose built flats low rise, 1-3 storeys
  • Purpose built flats medium high rise, 4-9 storeys
  • Purpose built flats high rise 10 or more storeys

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24 April 2022
2:11 pm - 3:11 pm