Sprinkler System Snuffs Bulk of Fire at Champaign Business

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Sprinkler Systems Snuffs Out Champaign Business Fire

Champaign, IL -- Champaign firefighters are crediting a fire sprinkler for saving a local business when a fire erupted.

Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused the fire on Saturday evening.

Firefighters were called to Epiworks when a small fire ignited in a laboratory clean room.  No one was injured in the blaze and fire sprinklers activated, containing the blaze.

Fire Marshal Randy Smith said that the fire was contained when a single sprinkler head activated.  Firefighters only needed to use extinguishers to put out the blaze.

The fire was out within an hour.  The cause is under investigation.

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