A building fire in downtown Duluth was the second to go up in flames in just a few weeks. Firefighters spent most of the day extinguishing the flames in what used to be an antique and bike shop. The streets were shut down and lives were put in harms way to attempt to save the building.
Fires happen every day in commercial properties. However, the extent of damage is determined by the presence of fire sprinklers. It’s well known in the fire protection industry that fire sprinklers save lives and buildings. In this story, the building did not have sprinklers and the damage is potentially a complete loss.
Jake, a Summit Fire Protection employee in the Duluth, MN branch was at the scene of the fire. Having worked in the fire protection industry for many years, Jake has witnessed first-hand the benefits of a fire sprinkler system. As Jake stated in the article, this fire could have been avoided. When a fire broke out earlier that morning in a different building, the fire department was in and out in 30 minutes because the fire sprinkler system was triggered and extinguished the flames with no problem.
Like Jake, the employees at Summit Fire Protection are experts in the fire protection industry and spend their days protecting people and buildings with the fire systems they install, inspect and maintain. With locations across the country, customers continue to rely on Summit Fire Protection. This story is proof that fire sprinklers save lives and buildings. Contact Summit Fire Protection today.
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