Bedford Apartment Evacuated after Burst Sprinkler

bedford-fire copy

Bedford Fire Department
David Grunes, Fire Chief
55 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 13, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Bedford Apartment Evacuated after Burst Sprinkler

BEDFORD — Chief David Grunes reports that the Bedford Fire Department responded to an apartment building Sunday night after a sprinkler pipe burst, forcing an evacuation.

Firefighters arrived at 6000 Taylor Pond Lane around 9 p.m. Upon arrival, units found that a sprinkler pipe had burst in the attic of the 30-unit building, and water was flowing into the light fixtures and walls.

Crews were able to turn off the water supply, and the power was shut-off in six affected units, which sustained significant water damage. The property owner relocated the residents of all six units for the evening.

Chief Grunes would like to praise The Bozzuto Group, the property management company, for its quick response and for finding warm accommodations for residents in need.

This incident capped a very busy Sunday for the Bedford Fire Department, where crews responded to four serious incidents, several traffic matters, and the usual alarms and medical calls that are encountered without a major storm bearing down on the region.