On 19th  July 2015 a fire occurred in the pulp storage area of a paper producer in Kings Lynn. All the storage bays were mostly full of pulp, potentially providing a massive fire loading in a building understood to be one of the largest in Norfolk.

The on-site sprinkler system activated confining the fire to a single bay and damping down operations were completed by Norfolk FRS personnel.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but friction sparks from wire bailing material is thought to be a possible cause.

Norfolk FRS commented that: ‘It is thought likely that without the sprinklers intervening there might have been a huge loss’.

Source: http://www.bafsa.org.uk/news-events/sprinkler-news.php?id=1971

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