CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A fire alarm activation led to the discovery of a broken sprinkler head and significant flooding in part of the Cape Coral High School.
At 4:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, a fire alarm was received and firefighters responded to Cape Coral High School, located at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd S. When firefighters arrived and investigated, a sprinkler was found activated and flowing water on the second floor of the athletic section of the school with significant amount of water found on the second floor men’s locker rooms and offices. The water had already begun leaking down through the first floor ceiling affecting the lights and electrical system in the women’s locker room area.
Firefighters immediately had the water shut off to the building and isolated the electricity to prevent potential electrical issues from occurring. Personnel used push brooms and squeegees to help custodial staff clear water from the building.
The cause of the sprinkler activation was undetermined. School staff reported students and staff were still at the school in preparation for a football game Friday night. A sprinkler contractor was contacted by the School District and repairs were to be completed through the evening. No damage estimate was immediately available and no injuries were reported.