Ayr department store loading bay save 26th June 2015
Scottish FRS sources report that at just after 5:30pm on Sunday 26th June, a fire occurred in stacked waste cardboard in an enclosed loading bay area at a department store in Ayr High Street.
The 3 storey, steel framed and brick construction building, consists of sales on ground floor and storage of stock on upper floors. The approximate footprint is 2140m2 x 3 = floor area of 6420m2.
The fire caused on upright sprinkler head on the mains fed sprinkler system to operate and this suppressed the fire so that attending fire crews on the two pump attendance (plus salvage pod) were able to extinguish using only a hose-reel within 11 minutes of arrival.
It is reported that there were 100 persons in the shop at the time of the incident, none of whom were injured. 45 persons are employed at the store.
Although there was some disruption over the next two days, damage was limited to about £1000 with the total stock value at the store being put at £900,000.
Livingston factory sprinkler save 28th June 2015
At 16:59 hours on Tuesday 28th June 2015 a fire occurred in raw plastic material at a factory on the Brucefield Industrial estate in Livingston which recycles materials to produce high quality packaging for the food, technology and medical sectors.
The two storey building has offices located on the first floor and a large manufacturing area covering the complete ground floor with a footprint of 35m x 60m. Construction is of insulated sandwich panels with a corrugated metal roof supported by metal columns.
Scottish FRS mobilised three pumping appliances to the incident and on arrival found that one pendant sprinkler head on the towns mains fed system had operated to suppress the fire and prevent it from spreading. Breathing apparatus teams used one main jet, one hose-reel and a thermal imaging camera to ensure extinguishment over a 150m²area. The fire was out in 30 minutes from the arrival of the fire crews.