Apartment Residents Displaced after Sprinkler Pipe Rupture

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
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Updated: 1/08 5:23 pm
A sprinkler system is supposed to save your life and your home when a fire breaks out. But during these arctic cold temperatures, a ruptured sprinkler pipe has apartment residents out of their apartments Wednesday morning.

The Lexington Fire Department responded just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning to the 5 Twenty Four & 5 Twenty Five Angliana apartment community in the 500 block of Angliana Ave. Lexington Fire officials say the initial call was from an automatic fire alarm system alerting firefighters that the sprinklers had been activated.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found water rushing from one of the buildings. Once inside, they found that the water was gushing from a ruptured sprinkler pipe on the second floor.

Fire crews worked quickly to turn off the water supply and got it off in about 10 minutes. Fire officials estimated that over 5,000 gallons of water poured out, causing around $15,000 in damage.

Lexington Fire Major Mark Samuelson says 13 apartments were damaged when the pipe burst, leaving several residents looking for a place to stay overnight.

Some of the displaced residents told ABC 36 that they will be staying at a hotel for the time being, while other say they will be staying with friends or family in town. 

The management company will have private contractors in later today, Samuelson says. They will be assessing the damage and get working on repairs.

Lexington Fire officials tell ABC 36 they've responded to over 50 burst pipes between in about 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. 
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