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Apartment Flooding
updated: Nov 30, 2012, 10:12 AM

Source: Ventura Fire Department

Incident Number: 12-0071334

Information Contact: Tony Hill, Battalion Chief

Incident Type: Flooding

Date/Time of Incident: November 30, 2012

Incident Location: 350 Paseo De Playa

Cause: Broken Water Pipe

Injuries: None

Number of Personnel: 8

Fire Equipment: 1 Paramedic Engine, 1 Paramedic Truck, 1 Command

Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire Department

Damage Estimate: $20,000

Narrative: Ventura City Fire units were dispatched to a report of a broken water line in an apartment building at the address listed above. The first arriving Engine Company reported a broken water line inside an apartment bathroom on the second floor of the complex and three inches of standing water on the first floor and second floors. The water affected a total of eight apartment units.

Firefighters shut down the water supply to the building and stopped the flow of water. Pumps were brought to both floors of the structure and used to pump the water out of the building. Firefighters contacted the building management to coordinate repairs and further clean up and remained on scene assisting residents with water removal in individual apartments.


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