Apartments damaged after water lines break in Fayetteville


At the Chason Ridge Apartments, the deep freeze caused sprinkler pipes to rupture in two buildings.

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It's a scene one Fort Bragg soldier never expected to come home to. Part of the ceiling in her dining room came down leaving wet soggy insulation all over the floor, and furniture. The soldier said she was just glad no one was hurt.

Fire department officials say several water lines for the fire sprinkler systems in two buildings froze and broke. They say several apartments suffered water damage.

The Red Cross helped eight people find some other place to spend the night.

"We will try and help them find some temporary housing for the night, and some food and things like that, until management can get them into some other units that are vacant right now," said the Red Cross' Phil Harris.

Ironically, the apartment complex had posted freeze warning signs at the entrance to the property reminding residents to leave their water taps dripping to prevent the pipes from freezing.

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