Broken sprinkler pipe causes ceiling to collapse at campus apartment

Broken sprinkler pipe causes ceiling to collapse at campus apartment

CHAMPAIGN — A broken sprinkler pipe caused a ceiling to collapse at a campus apartment on Tuesday afternoon.

Nobody was hurt, but the University of Illinois emergency dean was contacted to help students displaced by the incident find a place to stay.

According to a Champaign Fire Department report, a sprinkler pipe broke in the attic of a building at 202 E. Chalmers Street, C., at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday.

The ceiling collapsed above one apartment, and water from the pipe poured into it.

Water also leaked into two other apartments.

Fire department officials hadn't yet made dollar estimates on the damage Tuesday evening.

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments