- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles were in hot water when a broken sprinkler pipe flooded most floors of the 27-story building, prompting an evacuation.

The City News Service reports that the flooding Monday at 717 W. Olympic Blvd, near Figueroa Street, also closed Olympic Boulevard in both directions so firefighters could respond.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says water was being restored to the building’s fire suppression system when a pipe broke on the 25th floor, flooding the floors below.

The building has business and residential tenants. Residents were not expected to inhabit the building Monday night.


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