Residential sprinklers triumph.(News)

West Wiltshire Housing Society was pleased to report to FIRE that the residential sprinkler system that it fitted to 208 new homes as part of the redevelopment of the Studley Green estate in Trowbridge saved a house from being gutted by fire.

Miss Harvey, the tenant of the house in Kensington Fields, said: "I am very pleased that the sprinklers were fitted and would like to say how good they are--they have certainly saved my home."

John Alford, Chair of the studley Green Tenants and Residents Association, said: "This has been the first fire we have had since the sprinklers were fitted. When they were suggested some people were sceptical following wrong images in TV shows of sprinklers going off everywhere and soaking everything. …

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