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Fire in a 150 bed nursing facility was extinguished by a single sprinkler head.
 
Rochester, MN

December 15, 2001

An early morning fire in a 150 bed nursing facility was extinguished by a single sprinkler head. The fire was restricted to
on small corner of a kitchen. Rochester Fire responded to the incident.

It appears someone set a plastic cup rack on top of a large commercial toaster. Incoming staff turned on the toaster and
left for other duties. The heated toaster melted the cup rack generating enough smoke and heat to blacken the corner and
ceiling overhead, which activated the sprinkler. There were no witnesses to the event. The building is operating
normally.

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