Cooking fire in Escondido Village Studio 1 sets off sprinklers

Feb. 19, 2019, 12:01 a.m.

At around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night, some residents of Studio 1 at the Escondido Village residential complex were evacuated after a cooking fire contained to one apartment set off a sprinkler.

According Palo Alto Fire Department firefighter on the scene, the damage caused by the sprinkler is not threatening or hazardous.

A Studio 1 resident said that she and a group of other residents were not permitted to re-enter their complex for one hour and 20 minutes, and stayed at the nearby Community Graduate Center instead. At approximately 8:20 p.m., the alarms stopped ringing and students and visitors began to re-enter the complex, the resident said.

The Palo Alto Fire Department had no additional information to offer as of Monday evening.

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