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Sprinkler Save : Shopping Centre, Glasgow

At 2238hrs on Monday 30th January 2017, Scottish FRS attended a fire in a shop unit at the St Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow. The fire started after a hot air gun had been left switched on and ignited nearby combustibles in a first floor shop unit.  

The 3 storey shopping centre, one of the largest in Glasgow,  measures about 300m x 150m and is constructed of brick with glass facades and occupies the site of the former St Enoch railway Station.

One sprinkler pendant head on the town's mains fed system activated in response to the fire and controlled and contained the fire. Scottish FRS personnel completed extinguishment and isolate the valves.

It is estimated it took 5 minutes to control the fire and which resulted in about 12m² fire damage.