For the second time in a week, a functioning sprinkler system is credited with preventing significant fire damage to a Wauwatosa business.
The Wauwatosa Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at Dave & Buster's, 2201 N. Mayfair Road, around 2:10 a.m. Jan. 25. Fire crews found smoke in the business' kitchen and storage area and found a large, commercial dryer with an active fire inside, according to a news release.
The fire was quickly extinguished by fire crews, according to the release. An automatic fire sprinkler system contained the fire and smoke damage to the area using just one sprinkler head.
The exact cause of the fire is unknown but appears to have started with the contents inside the dryer. The Wauwatosa Health Department was contacted and assisted the business owner with cleaning requirements for reopening the kitchen.
Damage estimates were not immediately available.
Dave & Buster's was able to reopen by lunch time Monday.
Jersey Mike's Subs, 2751 N. Mayfair Road, was spared from a potentially devastating fire Jan. 18 when a sprinkler system at the business controlled a fire coming from a gas-fire water heater.