Fire Sprinkler not for Hanging Clothes

January 2022

One Toronto condo owner set off a fire sprinkler in his unit after hanging clothes from a sprinkler head.  This set off the fire alarm, flooding his and several other units.

Fire sprinklers are part of a building’s fire suppression system.  They are to be maintained by management.  Use of fire sprinklers for any residential purpose can cause damage and put others in danger when a fire emergency arises.