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How a fire can also lead to water damage for your place of business

“A fire at a Boston University dorm has left several students displaced overnight from water damage from sprinklers, school officials said.

The fire happened at about 8:15 p.m. Monday in the east tower of 10 Buick St., a dorm on BU’s campus known as Student Village 1 or StuVi 1, “about halfway up,” said Colin Riley, a spokesman for the university.

The sprinklers put the fire out, Riley said, but left water damage in a couple of rooms. Those students displaced will be housed in a local hotel overnight, he said.

Boston firefighters responded to the scene, Riley said.

Students were beginning to be let back into StuVi 1 at about 10:15 p.m., he said.”

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Water damage is an unfortunate consequence of putting out a fire ravaging a home or business. Whether the water comes from sprinklers or the fire department dousing with hoses the result is the same. The only other way to extinguish a fire efficiently without water is by starving it by cutting off oxygen. That’s just not possible under normal circumstances.

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