Fire Sprinklers Quickly Contain Germantown Townhouse Fire

Fire Sprinklers Quickly Contain Germantown Townhouse Fire

Photos Courtesy of Montgomery County Battalion Fire Chief Jason Blake

Saturday evening, Montgomery County Fire Rescue units responded to a townhouse fire on Staffordshire Court, off of Waters Landing Drive, in Germantown.

Firefighters found a small basement fire that had quickly been contained by residential fire sprinklers. The fire believed to have been ignited by a malfunctioning power strip attached to some plant grow lights. No injuries were reported.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, civilian fire deaths rate is 81% lower in homes with fire sprinklers than in homes without them. Additionally, when sprinklers were present, fires were kept to the room of origin 97% of the time, preventing fires from spreading and significantly damaging large portions of houses.

Since 2011, fire sprinklers have been required in all new homes in Maryland. Many older homes have also been retrofitted with sprinklers, sometimes during renovations or while adding additions to homes.

 

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AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

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Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit

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