Massive water leak prompts evacuations in downtown apartment building

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 100 condominiums in an East Village condominium high-rise were flooded Sunday, as a water pipe burst.

KUSI’s Dan Plante was live with the details.

Water began cascading through the 13-story high Diamond Terrace shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. The building, at 427 Ninth Ave., is a landmark visible from Petco Park, just north of the center field fence. The has a rooftop recreation center, but it was not immediately clear where the water spilled.

Take a look at the water leaking through the ceiling:

Fire crews were called to a report of flooding just before 5 a.m., said Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz. She added that the American Red Cross assisted more than 100 residents, and there were no injuries.

Munoz said a San Diego County Health Department and a building engineer were notified, while San Diego Gas & Electric checked for electrical hazards.

It remains unclear when residents will be able to return to the complex.

The local Red Cross could not be reached for comment.

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