Water pipe rupture forces evacuation at Dilworth condos

Water pipe rupture forces evacuation at Dilworth condos

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 11:08 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A condominium complex in the Dilworth neighborhood had to be evacuated Thursday morning after a water pipe ruptured.

An official from the Charlotte Fire Department said a water pipe ruptured on the fifth floor of 1315 Condominiums East building off of East Boulevard  near Kenilworth Avenue around 5:45 a.m.

Officials said 17 condos were damaged during the pipe rupture. Officials also said there is flooding and significant damage from the ruptured pipe.

Residents in the condos were evacuated by firefighters so the pipe can be fixed and damage assessed. The pipe rupture was not weather related, according to officials.

(Click to see the images from the scene)

The residents of the 17 condos that suffered heavy water damage were told their units are uninhabitable until a building inspector investigates the incident.

Displaced residents are allowed to go in and remove personal items, according to property management and fire officials.

The condo complex has several apartment units and a few small businesses at the bottom of the building, including 131 Main Restaurant. 

Officials said  there is no indication that any of the businesses suffered any major damage.

There were no reported injuries during the incident.

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