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Similar fires that ended differently


Last updated 2/14/2019 at 4:30pm

Cheney firefighters were busy Feb. 4 with a pair of incidents that each had different outcomes because of one device — sprinklers.

According to a department report, firefighters responded to an apartment fire at Eagle Point Apartments on the 1000 block of Betz Road that was apparently started on the unit’s stove while one of the occupants was cooking. Fortunately, an automatic overhead fire sprinkler head in the kitchen activated, confining the fire to the unit and preventing it from spreading to other apartments in the building.

All of the residents in the building were evacuated, but...

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