Harper Woods nursing care facility evacuated

Critical care patients transferred after water pipe breaks

Author: Tom Okress
Published On: Jan 04 2014 10:24:29 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 05 2014 04:47:06 AM EST
HARPER WOODS, Mich. -

Several patients were evacuated from a Harper Woods nursing care facility Saturday after a broken sprinkler line caused flooding in part of the building.

Harper Woods firefighters were called to the Henry Ford Continuing Care Facility on Harper Avenue after the like broke.

The facility cares for 120 patients. There were 17 critical care patients in the area where the pipe broke and resulted in flooding.

Harper Woods fire department Captain Joe Horvath said the decision was made to move those patients out of the facility.

"The water flooded the whole north side of the building and there were some electrical issues with the water, so we decided to completely shut down the north side and evacuate those patients out of the building," Horvath said.

The evacuated patients were taken to a nursing care facility in Roseville.

The remaining patients were being kept in other parts of the building.

There were no injuries reported.