Sprinklers Save Warehouse

This is the kind of news you will not find on TV. On November 10th, 2008, a furniture warehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was saved by the fire sprinkler system.
Lt. Sam Vest of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said that the warehouse’s sprinkler system operated within minutes and extinguished the fire. “Sprinkler systems are the best thing in the world,” he said.

The TV news did cover the furniture store fire in June of 2008. That fire in Charleston, South Carolina took the lives of nine firefighters. The store did not have a sprinkler system installed. In this instance the old saying is true that “No news is good news.”