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Sprinkler Mishap Leaves Nine People Homeless

Sprinkler Mishap Leaves Nine People Homeless

Posted - Jan. 14, 2003 at 7:40 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-- KSL TV) Nine people are homeless after their South Salt Lake apartments were flooded by fire sprinklers last night.

The flood was caused when one resident broke a sprinkler in his apartment at 3737 South 700 West. That set off the sprinklers in the other apartments, sending hundreds of gallons of water into the rooms.

The South Salt Lake Fire Department eventually got the water shut off.

Two families were displaced by the flooding -- they are being helped by the American Red Cross at this time.

All apartments incurred severe flood damage -- carpets, furniture and other items will have to be replaced.

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