Friday, October 22, 2010

Sprinklers extinguish uniform supply warehouse fire

WKRN Channel 2 Posted: Oct 22, 2010 8:48 AM CDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A uniform supply store warehouse in South Nashville caught fire early Friday morning. The fire started just before 3 a.m. at G & K Services located on Airpark Commerce Drive. Fire investigators believe the fire was the result of a spontaneous combustion from items that were laundered in Memphis and delivered to the warehouse. The company's sprinkler system extinguished the blaze before firefighters arrived, leaving only smoldering piles of material. "I know there are rags in bundles and bags and different things with clothing and cloth," Nashville Fire Dept. Dist. Chief Ricky Taylor said. "It's hard to tell exactly what all is in there. A lot of it is melted, burned." The sprinkler system helped prevent any structural damage to the warehouse. Site workers do not know how many uniforms were damaged in the blaze.

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