Unique sprinkler system puts BC town at ease as wildfire rages nearby
By Alanna Kelly
The town of Logan Lake is on evacuation alert after a raging wildfire rages nearby, but this community has an extra line of defence against wildfires. …Fire Chief Doug Wilson has created a sprinkler system to help protect homes from wildfires. …The industrial sprinklers, $45 each, are being placed on the roofs of people’s homes and can be connected to a simple garden hose. “It’s going to bring the temperature down over the home, probably going drop it a good 12 to 15 degrees on the water temperature, creating a mist over the home,” he says. “Any of the flying embers that come in here from behind here on the interface fires off the crown land will no longer land on my roof and ignite because it’s been drenched.” It’s a first of its kind and unheard of anywhere else in Canada, according to Wilson.
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