One person has died and two others injured in a fire that engulfed three floors of a property in London. The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday (September 6). The body of a woman was discovered by emergency services. Sprinkler tank, sprinklers and associated technology has the power to reduce fire deaths. It is not commonly used in domestic buildings.
The fire happened in south-east London. It is reported that 60 firefighters attended the scene, along with eight engines. London Fire Brigade says the blaze happened at a property in Centurion Square, Woolwich.
A spokesperson for the fire service said the ground, first and second floors of the building were damaged. More than 20 calls were made to the emergency services about the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Fire safety in homes
The tragedy happened at a time when some local authorities in the UK are reviewing fire safety. They are considering the benefits of sprinkler tank, sprinklers and innovative solutions in domestic properties. Cornwall Council and authorities in Scotland are said to be investigating calls for sprinklers to be made compulsory in social housing and high-rise buildings.
Nationwide Water Solutions, the UK’s foremost independent supplier of sprinkler tank services, is following developments carefully. It supplies, installs and maintains sprinkler tanks. It also carries out independent sprinkler tank inspections across the country.
Homes can benefit from a sprinkler tank, sprinklers
It is uncommon for private houses to be fitted with sprinklers in the UK. However, demand for more advanced domestic fire safety equipment is driving increased interest. In the US, some states legislate to ensure all new homes benefit from sprinklers.
An automatic sprinkler system can quickly contain a fire and stop it from spreading. It can also reduce damage and give occupants more time to evacuate a building.
To find out more about sprinkler tanks, visit Nationwide Water Solutions.
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