Sunday Apartment Fire Stopped by Sprinkler System
Rapid City, S.D. – On Sunday morning, firefighters from Stations 1, 3 and 7 responded to 4226 Kateland Street for a report of a structure fire. When crews arrived at the three-story apartment complex just before 10:00 am, firefighters found light smoke with water flowing from an outside deck. The occupant of the home had been cooking on the grill when an uncontrolled cooking fire occurred. The fire activated a sprinkler head on the balcony of the building which extinguished the fire. No damage to the building was reported.
This marks the sixth fire related sprinkler activation in Rapid City in 2019, and the fifth in little more than a month. Four of the activations have occurred in apartment buildings, one in a correctional facility and one in a large commercial occupancy.
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For questions or comment related to this release please contact Lt. Jim Bussell, Public Information Officer for the Rapid City Fire Department, at 605-394-4180.