Talk:Broken pipes cause flood in Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York
Police scanner Buffalo, NY Fire Dept. frequency: 424.225, Channel: 1
- 10:08 p.m.: Alarm sounds at fire department. Dispatch send two trucks as a preliminary signal.
- 10:12 p.m.: Trucks arrive on scene, ask for a fire chief to respond.
- 10:15: entry gained, found water flow.
- Weather temps are from the WeatherBug live Weather Station at Aquatic Field at Buffalo State College. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 04:22, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
There is an awful lot of information about the history of the house in the article. Where did you get that information? ... I don't suspect Dispatch mentioned it ;-) --SVTCobra 15:28, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
I received this e-mail from the facilities director. I wrote to him following the incident last night:
Thanks for your interest. A sprinkler head failed and flooded a crawlspace which dripped to the stables and basement below it. Our review at this point shows that no major mechanical or structural damage occurred, just the costly effort of removing the water and drying out everything. Quick response by Buffalo Fire and Water Dept's helped in limiting damage. A cadre of staff, volunteers and contractors arrived shortly and by noon had dried electrical apparatus enough to return the building to full power. The complex heating plant including the geothermal well system was never affected by the problem or the low over night temperatures.
Jeffrey A. Salmon Facilities Manager Martin House Restoration Corporation Site Office 143 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, New York 14214darwinmartinhouse.org