- Jun 27, 2007
Walmart has announced it has filed suit against the Plainfield IN Fire Department, as well as many local surrounding departments, for their actions in that massive Walmart distribution center fire this summer. They claimed that actions by the fire departments caused the fire to spread and increase the damage. The Chief claimed that the overall system was on but the riser for the sprinkler system in the affected area was turned off during suppression efforts, causing the fire to spread. If I remember correctly the local department was conducting pre-fire down the street and was on the scene almost immediately. This suit could have serious implications for those small town local departments. I know the one here in central Illinois is surrounded by small, and mostly volunteer departments.