Sprinklers Save Sandwich Condo

fire department patchFORESTDALE – The Sandwich Fire Chief William Carrico is stressing the importance of residential ssprinkler systems after a condominium was saved last night.

Crews arrived at the condo at 14 Brightside Lane in Forestdale just after 7:30 p.m. to find the fire had already been put out.

The fire which started in the kitchen was confined to the stove top and was extinguished by the sprinkler system.

The unit did sustain moderate water damage to the kitchen and the basement between $5,000 and $10,000.

The condominium complex consisted of 3 units with the fire occurring in the middle unit.

All units were evacuated but the two outside units were unaffected.

The residents of the outside units were able to reenter.

Carrico said if it were not for the sprinkler system, there would have been significant fire and smoke damage.