Troutdale, Ore. – Nearly 200 people were evacuated from McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale lat night. The sprinklers went off flooding three floors of the historic building last night. Officials say there wasn’t a fire, one of the pipes broke. The flooding caused quite a bit of damage. Gresham Firefighters eventually stopped the leak after they shut off the power. It’s not clear what caused the sprinkler line to break, but we can tell you the hotel was shut down overnight.

Gresham Fire Department responded and tweeted out these photos and video:


Almost 200 people have been evacuated from McMenamins Edgefield after a broken sprinkler pipe flooded all 3 floors. The flooding caused extensive damage, but Firefighters were able stop the water flow and minimize further damage to the historic building.

— Gresham Firefighters (@GFD1062) September 19, 2019

More on McMenamins Edgefield broken sprinkler pipes: Gresham Firefighters stopped the leak, shut down power to the building, and had to get creative to divert the excess water flow

— Gresham Firefighters (@GFD1062) September 19, 2019

— Gresham Firefighters (@GFD1062) September 19, 2019

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