Frozen Pipes Displace Residents of Senior Housing Complex

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

After the bursting of a frozen pipe, Prince William County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched to a River Run Apartments, a senior housing complex located at 13910 Hedgewood Drive in Woodbridge, Saturday, Jan 4 at approximately 12:30 p.m.

“Units arrived on the scene to find a broken sprinkler pipe that caused significant water damage to multiple floors in one wing of the building,” Communications Specialist, Kim Hylander, for Prince William Fire and Rescue, said.

According to Hylander, a total of 32 apartments were evacuated, but no injuries were reported.

The Red Cross arrived to assist approximately 20-25 residents. Reports later indicated there were six displaced residents who required assistance.

During the incident, EOC was activated at approximately 3:30-5 p.m. to assist with potential sheltering needs.

The Building Department was notified.

Residents can learn how to protect their home from the breaking of freezing pipes, with these recommendations from the Prince William Service Authority.

 

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