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Fire sprinklers cause extensive water damage to multiple Oshkosh apartments

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Aug 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-12 17:10:35-04

OSHKOSH (NBC 26)  — Fire sprinklers successfully extinguished a small fire, but ended up causing water damage to multiple apartments in Oshkosh.

According to the Oshkosh Fire Department, firefighters responded at around 10 p.m. Thursday to a fire at Court Tower. Firefighters say the first crews in found a small fire that had been extinguished by the sprinkler system on the ninth floor.

Due to the amount of water put out by the sprinkler system on the ninth and eighth floors, the fire department said the apartments under the fire apartment had extensive water damage and had to be evacuated. Fourteen people were displaced.

The Red Cross opened up a shelter at the Algoma Boulevard United Methodist Church. Most of those that were displaced took advantage of the shelter for the night.

No one was hurt.