A Durango homeowner watched in disbelief as flames from an overheated van threatened to engulf her garage and destroy the attached townhome. But shock turned to relief when the home’s fire sprinklers had activated. “Damage to the home was limited to the garage, thanks in large part to the fire sprinklers, which controlled the flames before they could build deadly heat and smoke, typical of a gasoline fire,” said Durango Fire Marshal Tom Kaufman.  It is instances like ...

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