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UPDATE: Retirement and sheltered housing flats flood in Penzance

By CMJoshBarrie  |  Posted: May 21, 2013

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A retirement and sheltered housing block in Penzance suffered flooding on Monday night, as a flat and communal areas were left damaged.

Initial reports said that three flats were damaged by the water and that some carpets were left ruined, however following a further inspection and clean up it is confirmed that only one flat was affected and the carpets only suffered minor problems.

Penzance Fire Station was called to Cherry Gardens on New Street at around 6.00pm on Monday evening after a boiler pipe burst, which left rooms sodden and water going down the lift shaft.

A fire truck attended the scene and managed to isolate the water supply, assisting with the residents' clear up afterwards.

The team was at the call out for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

The electrical appliances and lift were said to have been dealt with soon after the flooding took place.

The building is run by DCH, the name now used for Devon and Cornwall Housing Group.

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