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Oldest dance hall in TX destroyed in fire

Posted on October 28th, 2010 No Comments

Club 21, the oldest remaining dance hall operating in Texas, was destroyed in a fire caused by a traffic accident early Sunday morning.  Club 21 is located in Uhland, Texas 20 miles south of Austin and was built in 1893.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the two-car accident occurred around 2:30 A.M. in front of the dance hall.  One of the vehicles crashed into the front of the club and started the fire.  The dance hall and bar were not open at the time of the accident.

40 firefighters from 7 different area fire departments responded at the scene to contain the fire.

If you are considering installing a commercial fire suppression system in your business, contact the Austin commercial fire suppression systems specialists of Ace Fire Equipment at 210-333-7000 to learn more.

Storage facility spontaneously combusts in El Paso

Posted on October 20th, 2010 No Comments

Earlier this month, a fire broke out at a storage facility in El Paso after a cardboard box of oily rags spontaneously combusted.

According to El Paso fire department officials, 40 firefighters arrived at the L&M Radiator Co. storage facility at 8PM Saturday, October 9th.  It took the firefighters around 20 minutes to put out the fire which caused heavy smoke and some flames to come out of the building.

After investigating, it was determined that the fire was caused by a box of oily rags stored in the facility.  Storing oily materials in combustible containers, like a cardboard box, can be extremely dangerous.  Investigators estimate that the building suffered $70,000 worth of structural damage.

If your business is not protected from the possibility of a fire, contact the Austin commercial fire suppression system specialists of Ace Fire Equipment at 512-835-2020 to learn more.

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National Fire Prevention Week

Posted on October 13th, 2010 No Comments

This week across the country communities are recognizing National Fire Prevention Week by hosting events to educate on fire prevention and safety.  Several of the campaigns are focused at young children to make sure they grow up with knowledge of what to do in the case of a fire.

Fire Departments suggest that all homes and schools have a specific plan of what to do in the case of a fire and a place to meet outside.  Other tips include never leaving a fire on the stove or fireplace unattended and replacing the batteries in smoke detectors at least twice a year, or having your alarms serviced by professionals.  Furthermore, it is important to have your home’s chimney inspected to make sure there is no build up that could actually increase the chances of a fire starting.

If you or someone you know needs their fire alarms serviced, repaired or inspected, contact the Austin fire alarm specialists of Ace Fire Equipment at 512-835-2020 to learn more.

Tyler apartment complex catches fire

Posted on October 7th, 2010 No Comments

The Tyler Fire Department responded to 9-1-1 calls yesterday evening around 7:30 PM after a fire broke out at the Hudson Apartments on Shiloh Road in Tyler.  Eight families were displaced by the fire and in the care of the Red Cross.

The fire swept through four upstairs units of the apartment complex.  When firefighters arrived at the scene the entire complex was engulfed in flames and could be seen for miles.

Tyler Fire Marshal Paul Findley stated, “To arrive on the scene and have that large of a fire, they did an excellent job of stopping it and containing it”.  In addition, he reported that there were smoke detectors in the complex and reminded people that it is important to have them serviced.

If you or your business are looking at installing a commercial fire suppression system, contact the Austin commercial fire suppression system experts of Ace Fire Equipment at 512-835-2020 to learn more.

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