Firefighters respond to water main break at North Versailles non-profit

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NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. —

A water main break sent firefighters to a North Versailles school building Monday morning that now houses a local non-profit.

Officials said the break happened at St. Robert Bellermine School on Fifth Avenue about 9 a.m.

Channel 11's Dave Bondy reported that the school was closed several years ago, however a non-profit organization rents the basement of the building.

Police said the break happened in the lower parking lot and spread to the building, causing some damage.

“My maintenance woman came down and told me we had a water leak. I guess the other maintenance man was out here and the fire and water departments, but they couldn’t find the source of the leak,” Fr. John Brennan said.

Brennan said he’s thankful for everyone who helped keep the damage to a minimum.

“I am glad they were here, and glad they knew what they were doing,” Brennan said.

Firefighters worked for hours to pump the water out of the parking lot, and just before noon the water was shut off and it stopped flowing, Bondy reported.