Pipe Bursts at Retirement Community

12-9 rob webMEDFORD, Ore. — Fire fighters headed to a Medford retirement community Monday evening after the main water pipe at the Veranda Park Retirement Community burst, flooding the first floor.

Officials said a significant amount of water came out before crews could shut it off. The burst happened in the ceiling of the living room and fire officials said they were able to get all of the water out of the ceiling and down a drain. Medford Fire said this was just one of many weather related pipe bursts they responded to today.

“We’ve been going on freezing pipes all day long. The sun comes out, they thaw out and find a leak or they burst. Yeah, we’ve been having a lot of calls,” said Rick Rohrbough with
Medford Fire.

Firefighters said knowing where the main shut off is the best way to prevent severe damage if a pipe burst.