Wednesday, January 7, 2009

River City Apartments Fire

Queensland fire fighters say overhead sprinklers saved an inner-Brisbane apartment block from serious damage. More than 30 residents were evacuated from the River City apartment block around midday, after a fire started in a couch on a balcony of the 15th floor of the building.

Fire fighter Dave Sutch says overhead sprinklers helped contain the fire, but also caused some damage. "We have severe water damage on the 15th floor and it's leaking through to the 14th floor," he said. Residents were not allowed back into their apartments for more than two hours while fire crews secured the building.

ABC News

This building is being run by Oaks as a hotel, but I suspect that it does not have hotel standard fire safety standards.

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