Fire Officials Report Single Sprinkler Doused Friday's Apartment Fire

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Fire Sprinkler Saves Apartment

Sioux City -- An apartment fire sprinkler extinguished a fire that started from a candle, saving lives and property.

According to Sioux City Fire Rescue, firefighters responded to an alarm at an apartment complex Friday around 10pm.  After investigating, firefighters located a single sprinkler head that was spraying water on the remnants of a fire in a bedroom.

No one was home at the time.  Firefighters turned off the water and discovered that the only damage was to a dresser and TV.  Officials say that fire sprinkler systems in residential and commercial buildings reduce fire loss and deaths. 

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