Burst pipe in North Prov. apartment building displaces resident

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NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A broken pipe in a North Providence apartment building forced at least one person out of their home Saturday morning.

The call came in around midnight at the Brooke Village Apartments on Smith Street. A hot water pipe in a second-floor apartment burst, causing extensive flooding damage to the first-floor unit below.

One elderly resident was displaced and is being helped by the Red Cross.

Firefighters said the leak was contained about 90 minutes later.

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