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BUILDING AT DOCTOR’S PARK IN PROVO IS FLOODED AFTER FIRE-PREVENTION SPRINKLER BURSTS IN ATTIC

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A fire-prevention water sprinkler in the attic of one of the complexes at Doctor's Park burst Monday night, flooding all three floors of the building.

A dental office occupies the top floor of the building, located at 777 N. 500 West. The office had standing water throughout it, according to Station One Battalion Chief Mike Bledsoe.The first floor is unoccupied and the basement is used for storage. "It could have been a lot worse," Bledsoe said.

The fire department responded about 9 p.m. What caused the sprinkler main to break is not yet known.

Utility companies shut off gas and electricity to the building as a precaution.

"The structure is still sound, it's just real wet," Bledsoe said.

Fire department investigators said an "extremely conservative" estimate of damage to the building was $70,000 to $75,000.

"There will be a lot of canceled appointments tomorrow, I'm sure," Bledsoe said.