Chelan Fire and Rescue responds to broken water pipe

CHELAN - Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm the morning of Feb. 5, around 6:14 a.m. at 510 North Cedar Street (Bay Shore Court Apartments). Upon arrival, Rescue 71 and Engine 71 found the alarm system going off, a number of the residents from the complex were outside in the cold, but no fire.

A broken water pipe in the ceiling was found to have set off the system. There was two to three inches of standing water throughout the first floor of the building.

Crews worked quickly to shut down the water and get the residents back inside out of the cold. Further actions were taken.  Chelan Fire and Rescue crews assisted to complex management with removing water from the first floor until private vendor arrived. All residents were able to go back into their apartments, but some had wet floors. A company worked to mitigate that problem.

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