ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Frozen pipes that burst and flood area buildings have been keeping the Rochester Fire Department busy during our snap of extreme cold weather.
Crews responded to a call that pipes that had frozen and burst, activating the sprinkler system, flooding the first floor at the Holiday Inn in downtown Rochester early Wednesday morning. The burst pipes caused water to pour out onto Broadway Avenue. After shutting off the water, crews spent about an hour cleaning up the mess.
Meanwhile, a similar incident caused an estimated $50,000 in damage at Quarry Ridge Apartments in Rochester Tuesday.
Rochester firefighters were called at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday to 1805 Quarry Ridge Pl. N.W. Crews found the sprinkler pipe had split in a second floor apartment. That apartment, the hallway, and several other apartments on the second floor had water on the floor, according to a news release. Water also came through the ceiling in two apartments on the first floor.
Water damage was limited to flooring, drywall, and electrical fixtures. Firefighters shut down a portion of the fire sprinkler system and removed as much of the standing water as possible.
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