Radiator pipe ruptures, floods 14 units at housing complex

November 26, 2009

A radiator pipe on the 13th floor of a West Baltimore public housing complex ruptured Tuesday night, causing water and electrical damage that left 14 units flooded and shut down both elevators, according to housing and fire officials. Emergency medical personnel were called to McCulloh Homes about 10 p.m. to help escort residents out of the damaged apartments, fire officials said. A spokeswoman for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City said three residents were taken to a hotel, while others stayed in vacant units or with relatives. A few decided to remain in their apartments, according to Cheron Porter, the spokeswoman. The elevators remained inoperable as of Wednesday morning, according to Porter, but she said repair work on the plumbing and heating had begun.

- Brent Jones

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