A fire sprinkler was able to extinguish a fire at the historic St. Charles Hotel on Carson Street on Tuesday. A dog was also rescued during the incident.
At about 12:15 p.m., Carson City Fire units were dispatched to the structure at 310 S. Carson St. The first arriving firefighters observed smoke coming from the second floor of the St. Charles Residential Hotel.
Crews quickly made entry into the smoke filled apartment and located an unconscious small dog. Firefighters also confirmed the fire had been extinguished by a working fire sprinkler. Officials stated if the building didn’t have fire sprinklers the fire would have been much worse.
The dog was resuscitated and taken to a local veterinary hospital by firefighters. The damage to the hotel is estimated to be $10,000. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. A total of 17 firefighters responded to the incident.