Placerville senior apartments evacuated after pipe bursts

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A burst pipe forced the evacuation of dozens of seniors living in an apartment complex in Placerville.It happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cottonwood Senior Apartments on Clay Street.According to the El Dorado County Fire Protection District, a pipe in the ceiling burst and flooded the first and second floors with three to four inches of water.The complex’s 77 residents were evacuated to town hall, officials said. The Red Cross was called in to help with relocations.Fire officials said residents who are not staying with their families were put up in a local hotel.Work to repair the broken pipe and water damage is ongoing.

A burst pipe forced the evacuation of dozens of seniors living in an apartment complex in Placerville.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cottonwood Senior Apartments on Clay Street.

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According to the El Dorado County Fire Protection District, a pipe in the ceiling burst and flooded the first and second floors with three to four inches of water.

The complex’s 77 residents were evacuated to town hall, officials said. The Red Cross was called in to help with relocations.

Fire officials said residents who are not staying with their families were put up in a local hotel.

Work to repair the broken pipe and water damage is ongoing.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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