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A burst pipe forced the relocation of 18 residents of the Southbridge Pinewood nursing home

An environmental assessment is still underway
Southbridge Pinewood
The Southbridge Pinewood nursing home is located at 2625 Walsh St. E. in Thunder Bay (TBNewswatch file)

THUNDER BAY — Some residents of the Southbridge Pinewood long-term care home in Thunder Bay have been forced out of their rooms by a burst water pipe.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening when a pipe connected to an emergency fire sprinkler broke.

In response to an inquiry from Dougall Media, a Southbridge spokesperson didn't provide details about the extent of the water damage but said it affects two resident home areas of the facility.

Eighteen occupants of those areas have been relocated temporarily within the nursing home while an environmental assessment is conducted.

The spokesperson said families and the residents council are being kept up to date until the situation is resolved.

Southbridge Pinewood has 128 beds and is located on Walsh St. East.

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