Damage put at $100K in Statehouse sprinkler leak
Associated Press - December 25, 2013 6:10 pm
Republicans in the Kansas Senate have blocked a proposal from Democrats to require all legislative party caucus meetings to be open to the public.
Authorities in Topeka say a sprinkler malfunction at the Statehouse caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports firefighters were called to the Statehouse at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Hufford says damage to the sprinkler system caused heavy leaking from pipes near a ground-floor entryway on the building’s north side.
Firefighters spent a couple of hours removing the water. The cause of the malfunction was under investigation.