- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a sprinkler helped contain an overnight fire at a Des Moines high school.

The Des Moines Fire Department says it responded to a fire at East High School shortly before midnight Monday. Authorities discovered a pressure washer that had been on fire but was extinguished by a single sprinkler head. The device was part of an automatic sprinkler system that activates at a certain temperature.

Police say the sprinkler helped contain the fire and prevented it from spreading to other parts of the building.

No injuries were reported and the damage was limited to about $1,000. The school opened Tuesday.

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