Monday, August 11, 2008

Disasters come in all sizes

Burst pipe damages three businesses

Three businesses in the Millyard Technology Park were damaged by water Saturday when a pipe burst.

A restaurant and two technology companies were affected, according to Nashua Fire Rescue Lt. Byron Breda.

The pipe was in the third-floor restaurant, and water was spilling out for about an hour before the soaked fixtures triggered the fire alarm, Breda said. The water leaked from the restaurant to the second and first floors, he said.

Breda said a computer company sustained the worst damage because its mainframe got soaked, Breda said.

After arriving on scene, fire crews shut off the water, tried to recover as much property as possible and pumped out the water, Breda said. The dollar value of the damage is unclear, Breda said.

--Published: Sunday, August 10, 2008 in the Nashua Telegraph