According to a poll conducted on behalf of Rockwool, a company that makes non-combustible insulation, 86% of British adults support the fitting of sprinklers in existing buildings, and 88% in new buildings.
Brannteknisk Forening, the Norwegian fire association, has published record statistics for the numbers of sprinklers and water mist nozzles installed in Norway in 2017.
At around 04:00 this morning, 10th January, a fire was reported in an underground car park in Choisy-le-Roi, south of Paris. 120 firefighters attended. One firefighter suffered a heart attack and was taken to hospital.