Sprinkler system puts out Laurel apartment fire

November 28, 1996|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

For the second time in three days, a sprinkler system doused a fire in a North Laurel apartment complex, Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue said.

The fire Monday at Country Meadows Apartments was similar to one Saturday, but fire officials said both were accidental.

In each case, a sprinkler system was able to prevent the fire from spreading to adjoining apartments, said Chief Raymond Faith of the county Department of Fire and Rescue.

On Monday, a smoke detector went off in the hallway of the second-floor apartment in the 9700 block of Country Meadows Lane. Residents fled the unit after one person noticed the door of an unoccupied bedroom was hot, Faith said.

A report from the county Department of Fire and Rescue said a small electrical fire was contained in the room by a residential sprinkler system. It caused about $7,000 in damage, fire officials said.

There were no injuries reported, and the apartment received minor water damage.

The fire Saturday on Tiger Lily Path also caused no serious injuries, fire officials said. Damage was estimated at $10,000.

Pub Date: 11/28/96

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