Roanoke Fire-EMS highlights importance of sprinklers after Melrose Towers fire
ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department is reminding residents how important sprinkler systems are after a fire that could have ended much differently.
Authorities say crews responded to a fire at Melrose Towers around 5 p.m. Tuesday for a fire, which was extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system before it could cause any extensive damage.
The fire was reportedly caused by burning incense and was ruled accidental, and no injuries were reported.
Officials say several apartments were damaged by water and several people were relocated by apartment management.
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