RFD responds to burst pipe at URMC research center

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – On Monday the Rochester Fire Department responded to 250 Crittenden Boulevard for a burst pipe, the building is the Clinical Research Center of URMC. When fire crews arrived there was a 4 inch standpipe that was flowing water on the fifth floor. There is extensive water damage on all five floors of the clinical research building. City water stopped the flow of water to the standpipe.

Fire crews shut off water and power to the building. The hospital and patient care will not be effected by this. The water damage and lack of power is only at 250 Crittenden Boulevard. Fire crews are working to remove the standing water until it can be turned over to building maintenance.

The RFD would like to remind everyone to make sure their smoke alarms are in working condition and test them on a monthly basis.

If any city resident does not have a working Smoke Alarm or Carbon Monoxide Alarm, they should call 311, and the RFD will respond to install one for them.

The RFD also would like to remind everyone, that when the Smoke Alarm goes off and you do have smoke and or fire in their house, GET OUT AND STAY OUT! Do not go back inside for anything!

Call 911 from outside and in a safe place.

Know your way out of the building in an emergency and practice our plan.