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Sprinkler pipe bursts, displaces 20 plus tenants in Duluth

Nov 24, 2021 03:58AM ● By Editor
Crews respond to ceiling collapse at Duluth apartment complex. Photo: KBJR 6

Jessie Slater of KBJR-TV - November 24, 2021

More than 20 people are without a home Tuesday night after a sprinkler pipe broke, flooding a Duluth apartment complex.

It happened around noon near West 3rd Street and North 13th Avenue West.

According to the Duluth Fire Department, a tenant reported her ceiling collapsed under the weight of water. 

Tenants in the building evacuated before crews arrived. 3 units that more than 20 people call home are unlivable until cleanup and repairs are made.

The management company is helping them find temporary housing.

Damage is estimated at $350,000.

The Duluth Fire Department is responding to a collapsed ceiling in an apartment unit.

According to fire officials, crews are on scene near West 3rd Street and North 13th Avenue West.  They said a sprinkler system malfunctioned causing a ceiling in one of the units to collapse. DFD said all tenants are out of the building.

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