March 1, 2015 - Flooding incident - AFD response details

March 1, 2015 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:19 p.m. the Airdrie Fire Department responded to a flooding incident involving a large, four story, multi-family complex located on Kingsland Close SE.

On arrival fire crews discovered that a sprinkler line had ruptured in the attic space above the fourth floor, releasing copious amounts of water which soaked the corner apartments from the fourth floor to ground level.

A total of sixteen residents were evacuated from the area. All evacuees found alternate accommodation for the evening.

Firefighters quickly controlled the flow of water from the damaged system and then began salvage operations to protect vulnerable personal property and belongings. Full damage estimates remain undetermined.

Once loss was stopped and conditions deemed safe, the building was turned over to the property manager. The cause of the system break remains under investigation.

There were no injuries to report.

Seven firefighters and three pieces of apparatus were on scene.

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