Sprin­klers save town­home in de­vel­op­ment

The Globe - - LETTERS - By Linda Finarelli

Chel­tenham cire jar­shal Joseph l’keill cred­ited sprin­klers with sav­ing a new town­home in the Wyn­gate com­mu­nity in the unit block of lld Cedar­brook Road April 16.

A neigh­bor re­ported at 4WM1 p.m. that wa­ter was com­ing out of the garage of the home, where no one was home, po­lice sDLd. 2IfiFers Dr­rLved WR find sPRNe FRPLnJ from the front door, but the sprin­klers ef­fecWLveOy SuW RuW WKe fire, 2’1eLOO sDLd.

The home did sus­tain smoke and wa­ter dDPDJe Dnd sRPe PLnRr fire dDPDJe, Ke said, ren­der­ing it tem­po­rar­ily un­in­hab­it­able. The homes on ei­ther side were not dam­aged, he said.

2’1eLOO sDLd WKe fire wDs DFFL­denWDO Ln nD­ture, caused by spon­ta­neous com­bus­tion of rags that had lin­seed oil on them, which the KRPeRwner KDd used Ln re­finLsKLnJ sRPe fur­ni­ture.

“ft has to be about 1RM de­grees to set the sprin­klers off,” l’keill said. “With­out the sprin­klers we would only KDve NnRwn [DERuW WKe fire@ wKen fire was blow­ing out the win­dow,” he said.

$ERuW 20 fire­fiJKWers IrRP WKe GOen­side, Wyn­d­moor, ia­jott and Edge HLOO fire FRPSDnLes resSRnded WR WKe scene, he said.

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