Pipes burst in the city

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JACKSON, Tenn — Firefighters said they responded to multiple calls in the city, Saturday, on reports of burst pipes. Battalion Chief Johnny Brantley said they’ve been called out for between 2 and 3 calls concerning burst pipes in businesses and residences. He said the changing temperatures are causing the pipes to burst, and it’s often difficult to prevent, but the damage can be drastic. “Flood the ceiling, and the ceiling falls into the floor and then all the contents of the building tend to get wet,” Chief Brantley said. Dorms for Lane College was one of the unlucky few, firefighters said pipes connected to the sprinkler system burst, leaving the area flooded. Lane College representatives said no students were living in the dorm, that’s used as extra residential space, but two staff members do reside there. That included Lane College Executive Vice President, Dr. Moses Goldmon. He said repairs are already completed. “We are doing a thorough assessment of all the insulation and the pipes in the building to ensure there was nothing structural that was missing that caused that to happen,” said Dr. Goldmon. He said they are conducting an investigation Monday to make sure the sprinkler system is fully operational.

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