Crews clean water from Columbia City Hall ground floor
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department confirmed crews cleaned up standing water Monday night in the Daniel Boone City Building, where the Columbia City Council meets.
CFD Battalion Chief Stephen Potter said firefighters were dispatched to 701. E. Broadway at 7:40 p.m. Monday for a reported waterflow alarm.
Firefighters said the first unit arrived on the scene at 7:43 p.m. and observed a broken sprinkler pipe, leading them to request two additional units. Then firefighters turned off the water using the water shut-off valve in the basement.
Potter said maintenance crews used dry vacuums and mops to remove standing water from the East Conference Room, a 30 feet by 40 feet room on the ground floor. Crews wanted to prevent the water from spreading to other rooms.
CFD said crews found a secondary leak in the I.T. room. Fire crews and police officers covered computer equipment with plastic tarps.
Potter said the incident was "not major" and could have been due to changes in weather.
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include the latest information.)
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