Quoting David Blackwell <david.blackw...@llr.sc.gov>:

Yes, it had a sprinkler system, but also multiple fatalities...

"In deadly fire at West Chester nursing home, what went wrong?"
  Updated: March 2, 2018 — 4:00 PM EST
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/west-chester-nursing-home-fire-barclay-friends-sprinkler-deaths-pennsylvania-20180302.html



Respectfully,

David Blackwell

thanks David.
My heart goes out to all involved.
Statistics say it was a closed valve.
But what struck me is that hazard classifications for the purpose of design, installation and WATER SUPPLY are based on the building contents. This fire started outside.

Brad.

David Blackwell, P.E.
Chief Engineer
(803)896-9833

Office of State Fire Marshal
141 Monticello Trail | Columbia, SC 29203
http://statefire.llr.sc.gov/
(803)896-9800

"Our firefighting starts with plan review..."


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