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Sprinkler halts fire at Woodland apartment

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

A Woodland man is alive thanks to a sprinkler head in the kitchen of his apartment, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called to the La Casa De San Juan Diego Apartments, 125 S. Pekin Road, in Woodland at about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday for a fire alarm, Clark County Fire & Rescue division chief Tim Dawdy said.

A man had come home from work, put some grease on the stove to start cooking and fell asleep in the living room when the fire broke out, Dawdy said.

By the time crews arrived, however, the sprinkler had put out the fire, stopping it from spreading further than the kitchen, he said.

Firefighters helped clean up the mess when they got there.

Dawdy said that fires like this one have resulted in injury and even become deadly, but that thanks to this sprinkler head, the man in the residence wasn’t even displaced.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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