Burst pipe floods medical building in Newhall


A broken water pipe inside a Newhall medical building flooded ground floor offices early Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

The flooded building was discovered shortly before 7 a.m., prompting a call to the Fire Department, the spokeswoman said.

“This call was for a Santa Clarita cardiologist office flooding on the 23000 block of Lyons Avenue,” she said. “With a note for firefighters to enter at the back door.”

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find escaping water at 7:10 a.m. and spent more than hour rectifying the problem, she said.

A firefighter at Newhall Fire Station #73 who responded to the call said: “A pipe burst on the second floor and soaked through onto the lower floor.

 “There was enough water to certainly make a big mess below,” he said.

 Brent Payne and Bob McDougal, officials at the Santa Clarita Water Division which supplies water to the building, said it was difficult to gauge how much water was lost in the incident.


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