Broken fire sprinkler causes school damage |

Broken fire sprinkler causes school damage

Frank Fisher, Of the Record staff

A fire sprinkler head burst in Ecker Hill International Middle School flooding a music room office with up to two inches of standing water on Tuesday, Jan.16.

Principal Greg Proffit said the break occurred at about 9 a.m. in an office adjacent to the music room. He estimated that the damage could be more $2,000. No one was in the office and no students were in the adjacent music room at the time.

Two music classes were displaced by the flood.

Joe Shuring, the director of buildings and grounds for the Park City School District, said this was the second sprinkler break in two months due to cold weather. While a temporary fix may be to increase discharge heat to the area to prevent freezing, the eventual fix will be to install new boilers, which is scheduled for the early part of February, Schuring said.

Music classes will take place in a different part of the school until the area damaged by the flood can be dried, and repairs can be made.