Faulty Sprinkler Floods Savannah Building

About 11pm last night, Savannah firefighters were called to the DeRenne apartments at the corner of Liberty and Drayton Streets to investigate a faulty sprinkler head on the fifth floor. Firefighters say water had been pouring from the pipe for hours before they got there, and the water had traveled down to the basement, leaving the floors soaked.

The water also got into the electrical wiring, so Savannah Electric crews had to shut down power to the entire building. Firefighters say some of the residents stayed while others made arrangements to spend the night with friends or relatives.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com