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Cold weather causes sprinkler leak in public safety building

 

February 6, 2020

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The Public Safety Building at the start of Zimovia Highway.

The evening of Saturday, Jan. 18, a pipe in the public safety building's sprinkler system broke and caused some flooding.

Amber Al-Haddad, capital facilities director, explained that the building, which houses Wrangell's court, police department, fire department, and other entities, has two sprinkler systems: A wet system and a dry system. Somehow, she said that water got into the dry sprinkler system and froze during the cold weather Wrangell experienced this past month. This broke one of the pipes and caused water to pour out. A relatively small area on the second floor of the building wa...



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