- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Fire officials say a water break has caused $1 million in damage to a University of Utah building.

Salt Lake City fire Capt. Mark Bednarik says the Williams Building started to flood around 7 p.m. Friday and it was evacuated.

Officials say there were concerns that the water would come in contact with electrical equipment.

According to firefighters, the water seeped into the basement through an outside wall.

The flooding impacted 70,000 square feet of offices and equipment.



Fire officials say the water also brought in large amounts of mud.

University officials, however, say the initial cost of damages was high and believe the flooding only caused $250,000 in repairs.

The building houses the school’s Department of Pediatrics.

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