Frozen sprinkler pipes flood three floors of Suffolk Red Carpet Inn

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jan 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-08 18:10:30-05

Suffolk, Va. – At least three rooms have been damaged at the Red Carpet Inn in Suffolk after sprinkler pipes froze and expanded causing flooding in part of the building. This affected 26 people inside of the building officials tell NewsChannel 3.

Crews received a fire and sprinkler activation alarm at around 12:32 p.m. on Wednesday.

This happened at the location in the 1000 block of North Main Street. When crews arrived, they found a third floor room with a ceiling collapse that was caused by sprinkler pipes which they say had frozen and then expanded. They say three rooms had significant damage and other rooms could also be affected.

Officials say the power was secured to that particular wing of the inn. They say the sprinkler system was out of service and those who were in the rooms were moved to other rooms.