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Broken sprinkler causes flooding at Timpview High

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-25 20:07:38-04

PROVO, Utah — A broken fire sprinkler caused flooding at Timpview High School in Provo Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Provo Fire Department, the broken sprinkler is on the second floor of the school and the water leaked to the ground floor.

A teacher in the school’s computer lab saw the water leaking and was able to move computers out of the way.

Captain Dean York, Provo Fire Department, said the water leak caused damage to ceiling tiles.

A spokesman for the Provo School District said they are working to determine the amount of damage caused by the leak.

He also said the immediate affect is the loss of four classrooms which they expect to be ready for use on Thursday.