*Editors Note: The following story has been updated to reflect that only one resident was displaced due to the pipe-bursting incident.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One resident at a local assisted living community was displaced after a sprinkler pipe burst at the facility.
According to Terre Haute Fire Chief Bill Berry, Silver Birch of Terre Haute experienced a burst sprinkler pipe that caused water damage to all three floors of the south wing of the facility.
According to Robin Pecak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Silver Birch Living, one resident had to be moved from their initial unit to another unit in the facility as a result of the burst pipe.
We are thankful that between the swift action of the Terre Haute Fire Department, the team at ServPro and the actions of our onsite staff, all residents are safe and comfortable. The team at the community was able to serve residents dinner in their apartments. All families were notified, and residents and families were extremely cooperative. Residents were escorted to their apartments as they returned from holiday outings with families. Thankfully, all residents that had planned to stay at the community for the holiday, were able to do so. By 10pm last evening, the pipe was repaired, and the sprinkler and fire systems were back online.Robin Pecak, Silver Birch Living
SERVPRO and a building inspector were on the scene Sunday evening.