Edina, Minn., Nov. 27, 2018 – The Edina Fire Department was called to BI Worldwide, 7625 Bush Lake Road, at 7:33 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, after the building’s sprinkler system was triggered.
An employee sitting in her cubical observed sparks coming from her charging phone that quickly ignited nearby combustibles. Employees were able to swiftly extinguish the flames and exit the building. The fire then reignited and was knocked down by the building’s fire sprinkler system. One person was transported to Fairview Southdale Hospital due to smoke inhalation.
Fire damage was contained to four cubicles. However, the building sustained water and smoke damage.
“It’s great that BI Worldwide had fire extinguishers in place and employees knew how to use them, but most importantly, employees exited the building and the fire sprinkler system extinguished the fire, keeping the fire damage to a minimum, which will allow them to reoccupy this building sometime soon,” said Fire Marshal Rick Hammerschmidt. “This is another great example of the value of having a fire sprinkler system in a building or in a home. If this building didn’t have a fire sprinkler system, BI Worldwide may not have been able to reoccupy this building. The content damage and impact on business and employees would have been extreme.”
The Edina Fire Department received mutual aid from the Bloomington, Richfield and St. Louis Park fire departments.
For more information about the Edina Fire Department, visit EdinaMN.gov/Fire or call 952-826-0330.