50 Evacuated from Green Street Building After Water Pipe Burst

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A Green Street building run by the Pine Street Inn was evacuated Saturday night after a sprinkler pipe burst on the third floor, causing extensive damage. The 50 residents of 82 Green Street were displaced because all utilities to the building were shut down, according to the fire department's official Twitter account

The problem started just after 6 p.m., when firefighters were called about the burst pipe. Water had seeped to all floors of the building, including the basement. Parts of the ceilings had fallen away from the damage, according to the department.

Boston EMS and the MBTA were both called to the scene. EMS cared for the displaced in the frigid night while the T offered up two buses to hold residents. 

"When the buses arrived; fire, EMS and staff escorted the guests to the two heated buses. There were no injuries," wrote the department in a tweet.

The arctic air that followed the late-week blizzard has caused significant water problems across the city. According to the fire department, they've responded to over 75 water-related calls in the last two days, including a massive leak and collapsed roadway on Bowdoin Street near the state house. 
Matt Hatter January 05, 2014 at 05:34 PM
Update: we still don't know when we're able to return, who to contact for information, etc. phone calls and emails go unanswered. Voicemails unreturned. I know it's Sunday, but it's cold out here.


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